09 december 2021

The computer as a microscope

Made in 040 is a video series of the Philips Innovation Center Eindhoven. With these videos Philips shows how innovations improve people's lives. In this episode: the computer as a microscope. One of our own engineers, Ladislau Posta, worked on this technology.

In hospital laboratories, the microscope is increasingly being replaced by the computer. The way the computer works is the same as the microscope. Only many times faster.

See how that works? You can find the video here. (Video in Dutch only)

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Video still from Philips

Digital pathology, as this technology is called, has even more advantages. Pathologists can share images with other labs or departments much more easily, and this technology also makes it easy to develop algorithms that help pathologists make diagnoses.