Software helps to find malignant cancer on digital slides

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed software that can catch cancer on digital pathology slides, according to a CMIO article. The software, known as Spatially Invariant Vector Quantization, separated malignancy from background tissue on such slides, the researchers wrote in a paper published in the journal Analytical Cellular Pathology. The malignancy was found in a particularly hard to diagnose strain of bladder cancer. "This is the type of validation that has to happen before digital pathology tools can be widely used in a clinical setting," UM informatics fellow Jason Hipp said in a statement. Article

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