Validating a Whole Side Imaging System: A Case-Based Approach to CAP Guidelines - VALDTGWSI12W.2019
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This informatics activity is intended for pathologists who have basic-to-moderate knowledge and skills in digital pathology and whole slide imaging (WSI) and want to sharpen their skills in validating WSI systems and adhering to CAP guidelines.

Credit Type: CME
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: December 30, 2019
Expiration Date: December 29, 2022 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Systems-Based Practice

Digital pathology systems must be validated prior to being used in a clinical setting. Although the CAP has provided guidelines on validating whole slide imaging, many pathologists have minimal experience with operating a digital pathology system. This activity is intended to teach participants how to validate a whole slide imaging system. Faculty will review the CAP-published guidelines with focus on intended clinical use, sample number, and concordance rate, and cover use cases including intraoperative diagnosis and consultation. A hypothetical validation study is used for discussing conditions in which revalidation of a system must be considered.

As a result of participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Design a validation study for a whole slide imaging system that meets CAP guidelines.
  2. Determine the human resources required for a validation study.
  3. Calculate the concordance rate between standard microscopy of glass slides versus whole slide scanned images.
  4. Determine when a whole slide imaging system needs to be revalidated.

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion Requirements
You must answer the assessment questions and complete the evaluation to claim credit and print your certificate.

Payment Information
To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.

College of American Pathologists
CAP Learning
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Refund Policy
Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at or fax at 847-832-8006.

Technical Requirements
Pop-up blockers must be turned off.

CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or

This activity and evaluation are available December 30, 2019, and expire December 29, 2022, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.


Non-Member Price:   $59.00  
Member Price:  $45.00   

Validating a Whole Side Imaging System: A Case-Based Approach to CAP Guidelines