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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

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Digital immunohistochemistry: new horizons and practical solutions in breast cancer pathology

Arvydas Laurinavicius12*, Justinas Besusparis2, Justina Didziapetryte2, Gedmante Radziuviene1, Raimundas Meskauskas12 and Aida Laurinaviciene1

  • * Corresponding author: Arvydas Laurinavicius

Author Affiliations

1 National Center of Pathology, affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinics P.Baublio 5, LT-08406 Vilnius, Lithuania

2 Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, M.K.Ciurlionio 21, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S15  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S15

Published: 30 September 2013

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Digital image analysis (DA) brings new opportunities to enhance breast cancer pathology testing by providing tools to read tissue-based visual data in a more precise, accurate, and high-throughput manner compared to traditional evaluation performed by a pathologist. The applications may vary from very practical computer-assisted diagnosis approaches to obtain more reproducible estimates of biomarker expression to more sophisticated efforts to retrieve and aggregate multi-modal and multi-dimensional data providing integrated metamarkers of the disease [1,2].