HCG Bangalore becomes first hospital in India to completely digitise histopathology diagnosis

Health Care Global Enterprise Ltd. (HCG) becomes the first hospital in the country to completely digitise histopathology workflow for primary diagnosis at the HCG-Strand Laboratory at KR Road, Bangalore. The hospital had introduced a US FDA approved digital pathology solution from Philips Intellisite Pathology Solutions and now the laboratory at HCG has successfully transformed to a 100 per cent digital lab for Histopathology and Computational Pathology. The lab is also now accredited by College of American Pathologists (CAP) and NABL, India, for its Digital Pathology facility in the fields of Histopathology, Cytopathology, Frozen section facility as well as the AI based Breast Algorithm.

Digital diagnosis is now the default diagnosis of the lab for surgical pathology and 100 per cent of FFPE slides (formalin-fixed paraffinembedded) are digitally scanned into high-resolution digital images. These are then viewed, analysed, annotated and shared with other pathologists in the network in real time. Majority of the pathologists in the laboratory are now working digitally.