Last summer, I began creating a new histopathology image search algorithm to speed up and improve the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. I’ve been performing this research at the University of Waterloo KIMIA Lab (a global leader in histopathology image search) and am finalizing the research paper now!
Why is this important? When diagnosing a patient, pathologists often search through many past cases and check for similarities to the current patient. However, this process is extremely time-consuming and unreasonable when looking at thousands of past cases.
In my research, I propose a new histopathology image search algorithm that allows pathologists to search through thousands of past scans and find the most similar cases in only a few seconds.