Archive for August, 2007

FDA Nanotech Role Outlined

| August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should consider developing guidance and taking other steps to address the benefits and risks of drugs and medical devices using nanotechnology, according to a report released by the FDA Nanotechnology Task Force on July 25. Nanoscale materials could potentially be used in most product types regulated by the […]

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Digital Images of Case Reports and Other Articles in International Journal of Surgical Pathology

| August 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

From Dr. Juan Rosai, Editor, IJSP As already announced in previous issues of the journal (“New Editorial Policy for the Publication of Case Reports”) and further specified in the “Instructions to Authors” notice, most articles published in the “Case Reports” section of the journal and some from other sections will have an added feature that […]

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Web Page Discussed Bringing Medicaid and Home Telehealth Together

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

Can home telehealth help Medicaid recipients have better success receiving the regular healthcare that they need? The question is addressed in the newest installment of the Home Telehealth Community of Care web page entitled “Medicaid and Home Telehealth: It’s Time.” The information was produced by Information for Tomorrow and is available at www.informationfortomorrow.com/community/Medicaid.htm. Excessive costs […]

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MRIs most effective at spotting breast cancers in high-risk women, study suggests.

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

HealthDay reports, "MRIs caught more breast cancers in women at high risk for the disease than either mammography or ultrasound," according to a study in the August issue of Radiology. In the study of 171 "high risk" women — those with either the BRAC 1 or BRAC 2 gene mutation or a family history of […]

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Cities Buidling Wi-Fi Networks Are Running Into Hurdles

| August 22, 2007 | 1 Comment

Interesting article from The Wall Street Journal last week (8/16/2007) (Reproduced) Wireless — With Strings Attached Cities Buidling Wi-Fi Networks Are Running Into Hurdles, Including Mounting Costs by Amol Sharma In recent years, dozens of U.S. cities and towns have announced plans to build Wi-Fi networks that would give their citizens a cheap and convenient […]

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Real-time elastography accurately detects prostate cancer

| August 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

Real-time elastography accurately detects prostate cancer in men scheduled for radical prostatectomy, according to a report in the July BJU International. "Elastography is a contrast-media-free technique, which allows for detection of suspicious areas in the outer gland," Dr. Leo Pallwein from Medical University Innsbruck, Austria told Reuters Health. "It has the potential to become a […]

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Reminder for Aperio Pathology Visions 2007 Conference

| August 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

Aperio and California Society of Pathologists to Host Third Annual Pathology Visions Conference Digital Pathology Program to Feature Pathology Leaders from Intermountain Healthcare, Novartis, Quest Diagnostics, and GE Healthcare Vista, CA  August 13, 2007 – Aperio Technologies, Inc., (Aperio), a global leader in digital pathology for the healthcare and life sciences industry, and the California […]

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ASCP Launches Phase II of Stop Pod Labs Campaign

| August 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

From the ASCP ASCP Launches Phase II of Stop Pod Labs Campaign The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) strongly supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) framework for its proposed physician fee schedule (PFS) for 2008, but the Society believes it may be necessary to enhance the rules in several areas. ASCP […]

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API Advanced Informatics Course at APIII Reminder

| August 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

Course Description: This course has been developed by the Association of Pathology Informatics to provide pathologists and medical technologists the information necessary to understand – and lead – a successful LIS implementation.  It will discuss each step of the process – evaluation, selection, implementation and evolution – in detail, and will include the concerns of […]

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First Google Health Screenshots

| August 16, 2007 | 1 Comment

Dr. Victor Brodsky from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York recently placed this posting on the API listserve.  For readers of the blog who do not subscribe to this – take a look. "I came across the first screenshots of Google Health and thought I’d pass them along: http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-08-14-n43.html The service does not look […]

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DICOM 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & SEMINAR Announcement

| August 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

THE DICOM 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & SEMINAR – CALL FOR PAPERS 8 – 10 April 2008Chengdu, China The DICOM 2008 International Conference and Seminar will discuss the current, anticipated, andfuture features of the DICOM Standard and its role in the healthcare environment. –  Invited lectures will discuss current features of the DICOM standard and how […]

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Sonic Healthcare expands market today

| August 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) — Sonic Healthcare Ltd., Australia’s biggest medical diagnostics company, agreed to buy Bioscientia Healthcare Group, gaining more than 20 laboratories in Germany. The offer values closely held Ingelheim, Germany-based Bioscientia at 190 million euros ($260 million), including debt, Sonic said in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange today. The acquisition, to […]

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Announcement for Pathology Visions 2007

| August 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Besure to check out the program for Pathology Visions 2007. From the program website: Why Attend Pathology Visions 2007 The annual meeting, held October 21-23 at the Hilton San Diego Resort Hotel, brings together attendees from around the world to share best practices and learn about exciting innovations in digital pathology. Pathology Visions features thought […]

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DotSlide virtual microscopy is now updated

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Note: A free brochure or catalogue is available from Olympus Life and Material Science Europa on the products in this news release. Olympus has introduced the updated DotSlide digital virtual microscopy system, which scans entire slides at high resolution and fidelity, making them accessible and fully navigable anywhere on Earth The Dotslide is described as […]

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