Pathology is a medical speciality that focuses on determining the cause and nature of diseases. The pathologist is a person identifying diseases based on the examination of biological cells and tissues from the patient, typically based on images from histology slides observed through a microscope.
Pathology is the essential step in diagnostics of cancer. As our world’s population grows older, more people face this deadly and costly cellular disease. The need for more diagnostics is growing, but the number of pathologists isn’t. As it takes many years to become a trained pathologist, one can imagine workload is increasing fast. In fact, the pathology industry faces various major challenges: