New digital technology allows for quicker, more accurate cancer diagnoses

Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.

Written by JoAnne Viviano.

Dr. Anil Parwani stood at a monitor, reviewing the pink and purple blotches — a magnified image of a patient’s lymph-node biopsy.

The new technology at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University allows physicians to scan the sliver from a glass microscope slide and transform it into a digital image.

That technological shift is a game changer for the pathologists who form diagnoses from biopsies, Parwani said. It means that these diagnoses are delivered faster and more accurately.

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Originally published May 18, 2017.

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