The operator can be a technologist or IT experienced person taking over stained glass slides from a laboratory technician and scanning them to ensure the proper and timely virtualization of slides.

It could also be an expansion of the role of the laboratory technician, who should also be able to launch automated image analysis algorithms and check if they have been correctly executed.

In addition, the operator has the responsibility to ensure quantified results are made available and validated by the trained histology expert.