AIRP receives new Leica Microsystems Aperio ScanScope®
The AIRP has recently installed a new Leica Microsystems Aperio ScanScope® SR The ScanScope CS. This scanner's five-slide capacity can scan slides automatically or semiautomatically.
The AIRP accepts thousands of radiologic-pathology cases every year through its case package submission program. These cases help to build a global teaching and research repository that is changing the face of radiologic-pathology education.
Attendees of the AIRP Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course are required to submit one pathologically proven case illustrating a radiologic-pathology correlation. This case must include a histologic image on a glass slide or virtual microscopy.
The purpose of this investment by the ACR is to allow "in-house" digitization of glass histology slides. AIRP currently contracts with the Joint Pathology Center (JPC) to digitize glass slides. Listed below are the many benefits of maintaining digitized data under AIRP/ACR control.
- Reduced privacy compliance risks
- Ability to scan slides and return them to students while they are at AIRP
- Eliminates loss of access to glass slides while being digitized offsite
- Enables AIRP faculty to expand collaboration with remote pathologists
- Cost and energy savings from not shipping, mailing and destroying the slides
- Greater availability for research use
- Quicker review turnaround for course participants and reviewers