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HQIP WHOLE SLIDE IMAGE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM - HQWSI
HQWSI
Analytes/procedures in bold type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Stain/Tissue Challenges
per Shipment A
Challenges
per Shipment B
Number of Shipments
H&E - Liver resection 1 Two shipments per year
H&E - Endometrial biopsy 1
PAS - Kidney resection 1
CD20 - Tonsil resection 1
H&E - Skin excision 1
H&E - Cervical biopsy 1
GMS - Control tissue 1
ER - Breast needle core biopsy 1

Additional Information

The HQWSI program provides the laboratories that are using whole slide imaging for clinical applications to upload images from their scanners to the CAP designated server and get feedback on the different aspects of the image as well as the digital pathology workflow. Participants will receive an evaluation specific to their laboratory whole slide images and a participant summary. An expert panel of digital pathology experts, pathologists, histotechnologists, and histotechnicians will evaluate submitted whole slide images for the quality of scanned images using uniform grading criteria.


Program Information

  • Participant laboratories may submit up to four stained coverslipped glass slides and corresponding scanned whole slide images per mailing
  • Online, whole slide images powered by DigitalScope technology

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: January 25
  • Shipment B: June 21

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