Image Search Engine for Pathology

Searching is intelligence

Every year, pathologists around the world diagnose millions of cases. Using their experience and knowledge, they review biopsy slides – often consulting with their colleagues – then generate insightful pathology reports.

Think about all the knowledge captured in these reports. Imagine if there was an easy way to access, aggregate, and re-use that collective knowledge. How much could be speed up and improve diagnosis? Or accelerate cancer research? How many new treatments could we discover? Or could we even find connections to the genome?

We’ve developed a powerful way to transform glass slides into shareable knowledge, through image search, to connect pathologists and researchers with the vast expertise of their colleagues.

Read the feature article in The Pathologist here.

Index to enable search

To enable search, we first index the digital slides, representing each image as a series of compact and easily-searchable smart barcodes.

Our indexing is scalable and flexible. That means we can index large existing repositories of whole slide images and index images as they are added to the repository. The more slides, the better the search performance. And because, our indexing is scanner-agnostic, the slides can originate from Huron scanners (where we index natively for instant search) or from many third party scanners.

Download the Scan. Index. Search. brochure here.

Then find similar cases and their pathology reports

We offer an easy-to-use tool for pathologists to retrieve images that are anatomically similar to the biopsy sample they are reviewing. After highlighting a region of interest, the search engine returns images with similar content along with the corresponding diagnoses. The pathologist can use the similar cases to solidify the basis for their diagnosis.

This search capability can be deployed within a single institution or across multiple networks, offering hospitals and laboratories the ability to capture the collective knowledge of their pathologists towards computational consensus-building.

Reference Architecture


Dell PowerChat Podcast

Interview with Huron CEO, Patrick Myles about digital pathology.

Listen here.

Scan Index Search Video

Video describing Huron’s Scan Index Search platform for pathology.

See the video here.

Searching is Intelligence

Feature Article in The Pathologist on image retrieval, the next revolution in pathology.

Read here.

Digital Pathology and AI

Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh and Dr. Liron Pantanowitz, Journal of Pathology Informatics.

Read here.

Huron/Dell EMC Architecture

Read about Huron and Dell EMC’s reference architecture for digital pathology.

Read here.

Feature Article on AI

Article on how huron and partners are employing AI to speed up diagnosis.

Read here.

Huron/UPMC Collaboration

Huron, University of Waterloo and UPMC collaborate on image search for pathology

Read here.

Huron’s image search platform and TissueScope iQ are intended for research and educational purposes only. In Canada, TissueScope LE and TissueScope LE120 are licensed by Health Canada for in vitro diagnostic use. In the European Union, TissueScope LE and TissueScope LE120 are CE Marked under the European Union’s ‘In Vitro Diagnostics Directive’ for in-vitro diagnostic use. In other countries, TissueScope LE and TissueScope LE120 are intended for research and educational purposes only. European Authorized Representative for Medical Devices: Emergo Europe BV, Prinsessegracht 20, 2514 AP, The Hague, The Netherlands. TissueScope™, TissueSnap™ and Huron Digital Pathology™ are trademarks of Huron Technologies International Inc. The TissueScope™ scanner is based on one or more of the following: U.S. Patents 8,896,918 B2/ 8,655,043 B2/ 9,632,301/ 9,804,376 B2/ 9,575,304/ 10,114, 206/ 9,575,308/ 10,088,655/ 6,072,624; EU patents EP2758825 (A1)/ EP EP2656133 (A1)/ EP2864741 (A1); U.S. and International patents pending.

Huron Digital Pathology
1620 King Street North, PO Box 504
St. Jacobs, ON Canada, N0B 2N0