About the Group
Welcome to our open access working group. Please read below for a basic group description or refer to an editorial by the group organizers, "Evaluating Whole Slide Imaging: A Working Group Opportunity" (Link to editorial.)
Please refer to the BLOG for past group communications.
- In order to join, first create an account at https://nciphub.org/
- Then visit our group page and https://nciphub.org/groups/wsi_working_group and join (request to join button at the top of the left toolbar).
You might also want to check out a project subgroup related to evaluating digital and analog pathology: (Link to the edapstudies group.)
Brandon Gallas will give a '''WebEx reprise of his presentation''' given at the European Congress of Pathology on 9 September 2018.
- “Evaluating Computational Pathology at the US FDA and Related Research.” (Link to presentation.)
- WebEx Date and Time: Thursday at 11am on 11 October 2018 (WebEx info.)
- Webinar Monday 10/16/17 10am EST, "Webinar on color calibration issues" with speakers Emily Clarke (Univ. of Leeds/Leeds Teaching Hospital) and Craig Revie (FFEI Limited)
- Pathology Informatics Summit 2017, PIttsburgh PA. Link to Agenda and Presentations
- Pathology Informatics Summit 2016, Pittsburgh PA. Link to Agenda and Presentations
- Pathology Visions 2015, Boston MA. Link to Agenda and Presentations
- Pathology Informatics Summit 2015, Pittsburgh PA. Link to Agenda and Presentations
Basic Group Description: We propose a working group of stakeholders (industry, clinicians, academia, and government) interested in advancing the evaluation of WSI. An overarching goal of the working group is to properly characterize WSI with systematic technical measurements and validation studies that would allow the clinical utility of digital pathology to be maximized. The short-term objectives of the working group are:
- To form a group of interested parties
- To lay out the key technical performance metrics for WSI: gather information on the current state of the science, identify gaps in knowledge and unmet needs, and identify circumstances in which technical performance has been linked to diagnostic performance.
- To raise awareness of the issues among pathologist users, vendors, regulators, and research and healthcare funding agencies
The long-term objectives are to facilitate and promote research in this area aiming to:
- Develop, standardize, and explore the range of technical performance metrics in WSI
- Design and execute experiments investigating pathologist performance as a function of image quality
- Create and disseminate methods, tools, and examples for evaluating technical and diagnostic performance (phantoms, shared sets of slides, WSI images, protocols, study designs, analysis methods and source code)
These objectives will be further refined based on feedback and the expertise of the working group participants. We expect that the contributions of this group will make it easier for investigators to answer the key questions related to the validation of digital pathology and its adoption into clinical practice.
We invite you to join this working group, and we ask that you share this invitation to motivated and interested groups and individuals.