Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Al Borg Medical Laboratories, the largest chain of private laboratories in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation, today announced that Al Borg’s laboratory in Jeddah has adopted the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution and fully digitized its diagnostic process for patient tissue examination.
“The digitization of pathological diagnostics provides an opportunity to radically change the way that complex diseases like cancer are diagnosed by improving collaboration among pathologists and enhancing their daily workflows,” said Marlon Thompson, General Manager of Digital & Computational Pathology at Philips. “With digital pathology and the application of smart software, we aim to help pathologists boost efficiency, with the goal of ensuring accurate and personalized diagnoses for patients.”
Pathology plays a critical role in disease detection, particularly with cancer diagnosis. Suspicious tissue samples are investigated to determine if the tissue is malignant and to guide treatment decisions.