We offer a platform…
Pathomation is not just about selling software. We offer a comprehensive platform with a variety of technical components that help you build tailor-made digital pathology environments and set up custom workflows.
From simple viewing to automated back-end image analysis and data integration, we believe we have the broadest offering on the market today. Best of all: our technology is centered around PMA.core, a powerful tile server on top of which everything else can be connected and integrated.
The customer offers services for second opinion counseling. It had already built a proprietary workflow portal for patients and pathologists to log in and submit new or evaluate existing data. Until the Pathomation components were integrated however, slide exchange was limited to upload and download mechanisms.
The front-end uses primarily two controls: PMA.UI Gallery and PMA.UI Viewport.
Now that the Pathomation PMA.UI slide visualization framework is integrated in the customer’s codebase, things run a lot smoother: slides are uploaded directly to the customer’s website, visualization is instantly thanks to PMA.UI’s viewport component, and even annotations can be added by various actors throughout a submitted case’s workflow process.
We’re working on a dedicated YouTube channel for Pathomation software developers, too. Head over there to get the basic skills you need to get started in the respective programming language of your choice.
… in more ways than one
While we have a number of customers that currently integrate our platform into their own online infrastructure, this is not for all. If you already have an application, and you have the technical resources (people) to work on this, that’s great. But what if you’re more limited in terms of time, money, staff… If you’re a startup, every decision has its implications. If you’re an image analysis or algorithm shop for instance, you may invest more heavily into your back end, rather than your front-end presentation (or at least postpone that for a later stage).
But you still want to allow people to upload slides. You still want to be able to allow experts (human or AI) to make annotations, and you still want _your_ end-users to see findings and results.
In that case, PMA.studio may be a more convenient solution, than learning how to integrate individual components. PMA.studio is a web-based slide viewer. In its simplest form, it looks like this:
However, PMA.studio is much more than just a slide viewer. All those integration capabilities that we mentioned earlier in the context of PMA.core can be visualized through various controls and panels. So while you can use PMA.studio as a viewer, it’s more likely you end up with interfaces that look like this:
PMA.studio brings modern user interface elements like a ribbon and panel-layout to a browser-based digital pathology environment. For the panels, we use the GoldenLayout library. From the start, we realized that one size will never fit all, so we made the layout of both the ribbon and the panel orientation completely configurable via XML configuration files. You can do this both for panels:
And for the ribbon:
Not only that, but you can also custom create new panels, that retrieve data from your own databases, present workflows etc. This means that our customer might as well have ended up with an interface that looks like this:
Flexibility and choices
Which route you decide to go with depends on you, but having had the experience with various customers on different projects, we’d be happy to guide you along the way. Contact us for a free consultation today and see how we can help take your digital pathology infrastructure to the next level.