Pathology Gross Photography. The Beginning of Digital Pathology

B. Alan Rampy, Eric F. Glassy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations


The underutilized practice of photographing anatomic pathology specimens from surgical pathology and autopsies is an invaluable benefit to patients, clinicians, pathologists, and students. Photographic documentation of clinical specimens is essential for the effective practice of pathology. When considering what specimens to photograph, all grossly evident pathology, absent yet expected pathologic features, and gross-only specimens should be thoroughly documented. Specimen preparation prior to photography includes proper lighting and background, wiping surfaces of blood, removing material such as tubes or bandages, orienting the specimen in a logical fashion, framing the specimen to fill the screen, positioning of probes, and using the right-sized scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurgical Pathology Clinics
StateAccepted/In press - 2015


  • Anatomic pathology
  • Diagnostic report
  • Digital pathology
  • Electronic medical record
  • Gross photography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Pathology Gross Photography. The Beginning of Digital Pathology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this