Automating Pathology Image Analysis with Deep Learning

Analyzing medical images at just $1 each

optimizing budget efficiency

Adapting to diverse cases

with capability for large image sizes

Cutting down manual effort

with significant reductions in repetitive image analysis

"Researchers can use the solution directly or train new versions of models for segmentation, detection and classification of pathology images. The AI solution then helps to overcome many of these tedious daily tasks. "

About the Client

A leading Danish pharmaceutical company, focused on pioneering research and development for innovative healthcare solutions. Committed to addressing unmet medical needs, they maintain a reputation for scientific excellence, positively impacting patients globally.

The process of manual microscopy image analysis in digital pathology is still time-consuming and expensive. For our client, leading Danish pharma company, we utilized deep learning models, and successfully addressed this challenge by enabling faster and more cost-effective analysis of large-scale medical image datasets, enhancing drug testing, and development efficiency.

The Challenge

The manual analysis of microscopic images in digital pathology has traditionally been a slow and costly task. Our client faced this hurdle, with their biotechnology experts spending extensive time identifying treatment effects and tumor measurements. The existing deep learning models were inadequate for handling the large image sizes and complexity involved, leading to slower drug development cycles.

The Solution

To overcome this challenges, we built a custom digital pathology pipeline. The underlying platform was the Databricks Lakehouse, built on top of a public cloud to ensure scalability and empower researchers to deploy their own models. This approach was harnessed to process extensive wet lab data, accommodating image sets as large as 10 GB each with high-speed efficiency. The system features comprehensive support for a variety of imaging formats, equipping digital pathology teams with the tools to train and implement new models as needed. With this solution in place, the Digital Pathology Pipeline can be adapted for a range of use cases, streamlining the path from research to clinical application.

The Benefits

This solution allows for quick processing of large image files, which speeds up the research and development of new drugs up to ten times. The platform's design also makes it easy to scale up, handling more data as needed without losing performance. For researchers, the flexibility to use and create their own models means they can address a wide variety of cases effectively. This leads to better use of time and resources, making the analysis of pathology images both faster and less expensive.

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Jiří Nedomlel - DataSentics

Jiří Nedomlel

Computer Vision and HLS industry Lead