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Nov 18, 2018

Punjab gets its first Digital Pathology Installation

Ludhiana, India –Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, the largest multi-specialty hospital in Punjab, today installed the Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution (PIPS), a comprehensive digital pathology Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) system designed to meet the challenges of today’s pathology labs. Installed in the Anatomic Pathology laboratory of the 1600 bed hospital, the solution which represents the latest in medical diagnostic technologies, will fully digitize the diagnostic process for patient tissue examination. The lab was inaugurated by Sh. Prem Kumar Gupta, Secretary, DMCH Managing Society along with Dr. Neena Sood, HOD and other faculty of the histopathology department.

By providing digitization solutions, the Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution will enable the hospital, which has a large number of cancer patients, to streamline productivity and ensure better outcomes for patients.  This advanced solution will also help DMCH apply smart software to tissue diagnosis, thereby boosting efficiency of pathologists and ensuring accurate and personalized diagnosis.

Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is an automated FDA validated digital pathology image creation, viewing and management system comprised of an ultra-fast pathology 300 slide scanner, an image management system and multiple display workstations. This solution is complemented by advanced software tools to manage the scanning, storage, presentation, reviewing, and sharing of information. By supporting the transition to digital pathology, Philips seeks to help hospital laboratories simplify sub-specialist expert workflow, much quicker access to secondary opinion and help staff work more efficiently.

This will not only increase potential for using data for education of postgraduate students and consultation between two or more experts but also for research. Its capability to transmit digital slides over distances quickly will enable tele-pathology scenario.

Dr. Neena Sood

HOD Pathology

Digital Pathology workflow will soon be integrated into the institution’s overall operational environment and will be a remarkable step towards modernization of the hospital.

Mr. Prem K. Gupta

Secretary, Managing Society, DMCH

As a leader in the field, Philips is a driver of the adoption of digital pathology, as it is a critical step towards the advancement of the pathology services industry. It also holds promise for enabling the more widespread use of computational pathology tools with far reaching implications such as image analysis—which would support increased accuracies, predictive health management and better patient outcomes.


Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, the largest multi-specialty hospital in Punjab, today installed the Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution (PIPS), a comprehensive digital pathology Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) system designed to meet the challenges of today’s pathology labs. Installed in the Anatomic Pathology laboratory of the 1600 bed hospital, the solution which represents the latest in medical diagnostic technologies, will fully digitize the diagnostic process for patient tissue examination. The lab was inaugurated by Sh. Prem Kumar Gupta, Secretary, DMCH Managing Society along with Dr. Neena Sood, HOD and other faculty of the histopathology department.

Digital Pathology in India will see the extensive use of future technologies like Artificial Intelligence and will provide aide to pathologists for better and faster decision-making. Being one of the premier teaching institutes, DMCH Ludhiana will now be equipped to use digital images efficiently and provide immersive training to the upcoming pathologists.

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