Restricted Capacity for Slide Storage
Many hospitals are limited in the amount of physical space available for storing slides, while budgetary constraints prove to be a barrier in expanding their storage footprint. Furthermore, rare and precious slides may break or get lost over time. Digitizing slides alleviates these issues. Even so, data storage capacity is growing exponentially, and IT departments are looking at strategies in managing this. Panoptiq images are more than 14 times smaller than that of the whole slide imaging files, which not only allows for more storage on the cloud, but also easier sharing of data between sites.