Dr. Anil Parwani is a Professor of Pathology at The Ohio State University as well as the Vice Chair and Director of Anatomical Pathology. Dr. Parwani is also the Director of Pathology Informatics and Director of the Digital Pathology Shared Resource at The James Cancer Hospital.
His research is focused on diagnostic and prognostic markers in bladder and prostate cancer, and molecular classification of renal cell carcinoma. Dr. Parwani has expertise in the area of Anatomical Pathology Informatics including designing quality assurance tools, bio banking informatics, clinical and research data integration, applications of whole slide imaging, digital imaging, telepathology, image analysis and lab automation.
Digital Pathology including whole slide imaging (WSI) has the potential to make the pathology workflow and reporting a more robust and dynamic process with many advanced features including incorporation of image analysis and computer-aided diagnosis. The process of “digitisation” should be viewed as an opportunity to truly advance a pathology practice leading to an improvement in the pathology reporting process as well as improving patient care.
During his presentation at Pathology Horizons 2018 Dr. Parwani discussed key factors including technology, people, infrastructure and finances to consider when implementing digital pathology for clinical diagnostics.
Dr. Parwani provided practical tips in selecting digital pathology systems and specific applications based on digital pathology implementation experience at a major academic centre. He also discussed what works today and what the future directions are for this exciting technology.
View Dr. Parwani’s full presentation: