In 2013, this leading hospital implemented its first digital pathology system with VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner*, VENTANA Virtuoso* and the VENTANA Companion Algorithm image analysis software*. Since then, Hospital del Mar has made great strides with digital pathology and has been instrumental in shaping the digital pathology market in Spain. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, the pathology team has gone fully digital for case review. This busy laboratory team of 15 pathologists, 10 biologists and three hematologists review and diagnose about 30,000 biopsies and 25,000 cytologies annually, with 150,000 tissue slides evaluated each year.
We recently chatted with Dr. Belen Lloveras, Chief of the Pathology Department, on the impact of Roche Digital Pathology in cancer diagnosis during the global COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.