In August, Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) Standard Supplement 145 (aka – Whole Slide Microscopic Images) was passed.  This standard aims to allow pathologists to retrieve and manage whole-slide images and associated information from any digital imaging system, regardless of the manufacturer.  This will have considerable impact on pathologists and system vendors over time.  

Check out this recent CAP Today article by Anne Ford – All aboard—new DICOM standard for digital images.

What impacts do you see this having on the pathology market?