The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.
Computer-assisted scoring is gaining prominence in the evaluation of renal histology; however, much of the focus has been on identifying larger objects such as glomeruli. Total inflammation impacts graft outcome, and its quantification requires tools to identify objects at the cellular level or smaller. Automated scoring of inflammation showed a high correlation with Banff scoring. Digital image analysis provides a powerful tool for analysis of renal pathology, not only because it is reproducible and can be automated, but also because it provides much more granular data for studies.