The iPATH project aims to create an intelligent platform for archiving, visualizing and reviewing imaging studies of pathological anatomy. The use of digital images in pathology rises with determination, making it urgent and timely to develop solutions that support the diagnosis and a distributed revision of cases. While the radiology field has been using teleradiology platforms for over two decades, clinical pathology is now beginning to take the first steps in digitization, particularly in the use of specialty standards (i.e. DICOM).
A prototype has been developed and disseminated, raising interest from industry and an international DICOM standardisation committee (WG26). Also, in the context of a breast cancer screening program in Northern Germany, we were asked for a solution in line with the requirements of the iPATH platform. The project arises in this context of opportunity, between a market that is taking its first steps, but in full expansion, and a proof of concept hat demonstrates the potential of the technology to respond to current gaps. BMD, FMUC and CCG have established a partnership to develop, validate and disseminating in the clinical context, an intelligent digital telepathology solution. The exploitation of this project is ensured through a national and international network of diagnostic centers, associated with the consortium.