The Advanced Pathology Imaging Laboratory (APIL) is a collaborative center for research and pathology imaging. We have several microscopy systems which include widefiled fluorescence, deconvolution fluorescence, nuclear and membrane IHC cell quantification, and high throughput digital slide data banking. Take a look at the resources page for more information.
Research projects in the laboratory utilize the vast amounts of data generated by the clinical work in the department. The objective of the laboratory is to advance the treatment of cancer patients by developing image analysis techniques and bio-informatics systems for data storage, retreival and analysis.
Research projects at APIL focus on advanced segmentation algorithms for pathology slide analysis. The professional services and laboratories in the Pathology Department generate a large amount of data every year providing the tissue slides for research and analysis.
The current research project at APIL focuses on utilization of immunohistochemistry pathologic slides for predicting lymphatic metastasis in breast cancer patients. Accurate prediction of lymphatic metastasis would reduce unnecessary lymph removal and ultimately the high morbidity associated with the procedure.
Research projects at APIL have been conducted in collaboration with Dr. David Breen's Drexel Geometric Biomedical Computing Group at the Computer Science Department at the Drexel University College of Engineering.
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