GE Healthcare and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have started tests of new digital pathology technology they developed under a joint venture.

The technology, called Omnyx, enables the digitizing of glass pathology slides without loss of optical quality, software to manage images and digital pathology workflow tools. An integrated digital pathology system would enable clinician sharing of images and related information with the click of a button, increasing collaboration and rural hospital access to pathologists, says George Michalopoulos, M.D., chair of UPMC's pathology department.

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