We used the Pathomation software to organise a ring study in our Liver Metastasis Research Network. The versability, the user-friendliness and the integration within our existing website were amazing. Both from the side of the organisator as from the side of the participants in this study it was a pleasure to work with it.
Digital pathology is revolutionizing pathology practice and with software support such as that provided by Pathomation the ease of use of virtual microscopy will soon be close to that of the optical microscope. The experience with Pathomation during a European School of Pathology course was very positive. Slide distribution was rapid, on large screens of superb quality but even on tablets and smart phones quite satisfying.
After using the software in an e-learning context - ESCOP (ESP) courses in Craiova - I can say that Pathomation is an unique software that should be used across all e-learning platforms. Its power comes from user friendly browser-based viewer, that dose not need any user training or software installation. It simply works naturally. Having all major slide formats implemented makes it even more powerful so inter-group slide sharing is no longer a problem.
The pathomation system allows simultaneous reading of sections by multiple participants, thereby increasing greatly teaching opportunities and interactive discussion. Because it is user friendly, it is a major advantage for teaching pathology at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It would also be a major tool for the discussion of difficult cases.
Thanks to the guys at Pathomation for providing an easy to use (even for the non-pathologist) program. After 20 minutes or so I'm able to navigate both H&E and Reticulin slides and arrive at the same field [of view] for both.
Since my first interraction with the Pathomation ’s virtual slide viewer I appreciated its ease of use and fast response for both computer and tablet application. During a European School of Pathology course hands-on training session, I was able to utilize it on site without any prior training. Natural and intuitive controls make this piece of software the ideal tool for both pathology training and diagnostic consulting.