Archive for February, 2008

Get the bigger picture straight away

| February 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

From Olympus via chemeurope.com http://www.chemeurope.com/products/e/77447/?WT.mc_id=ca0083dotSlide – digital virtual microscope from Olympus The Olympus dotSlide is an imaging system for ‘virtual microscopy’. Instead of viewing a specimen through the eyepiece of the microscope, a virtual overview image of the entire slide is displayed in perfect quality on the monitor after the system has scanned the specimen […]

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Pathology Visions 2008 Early Announcement

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Aperio will be hosting the annual Pathology Visions conference, which will be held October 26-28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, CA.  The conference will serve as a platform for stimulating discussion about the uses of digital pathology in research, clinical, and veterinary pathology applications.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn […]

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Virtual Microscope at University of Delaware

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Interesting site at http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/scope.html. On the first day of biology lab, students begin working with microscopes, but, "You know they’re probably not going to see anything," says Bob Ketcham, Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Biological Sciences. Ketcham thought: What does it take to help someone be successful with the microscope? Could technology help? Ketcham began working […]

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Gold nanoparticle probes may allow earlier cancer detection

| February 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Using tiny gold particles embedded with dyes, researchers have shown that they can identify tumors under the skin of a living animal. These tools may allow doctors to detect and diagnose cancer earlier and less invasively Studded with antibody fragments called ScFv peptides that bind cancer cells, the gold particles grab onto tumors after their […]

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The following message was sent to you by a physician colleague on Sermo:

| February 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Dear Colleague: I would like to bring your attention to a very important campaign currently underway on Sermo. The Sermo physician community is working on drafting an "open letter to the people of the United States" reflecting our concerns and frustrations about the current trends in healthcare. Our goal is to get thousands of signatures […]

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New microscope can color-code atoms

| February 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) — A new electron microscope at Cornell University is enabling scientists for the first time to form color-coded images of individual atoms. "The current generation of electron microscopes can be thought of as expensive black-and-white cameras where different atoms appear as different shades of gray," said Cornell Associate Professor David […]

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KLAS ranks digital mammography players

| February 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

KLAS has published its Digital Mammography Report, an inaugural study that investigates the successes and challenges providers have had incorporating digital mammography into their hospital or clinic. The study focused on the digital mammography market as a result of provider demand for user feedback. According to the report, despite tremendous market growth, there are currently […]

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Harris Corporation Demonstrates Remote Digital Imagery Display and Manipulation for Pathology Applications

| February 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Technology Originally Developed for Intelligence Applications Enables Transition to Digital Pathology February 25, 2008: 08:15 AM EST ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — HIMSS, Booth #1841 — Revolutionary technology to enable pathologists and other medical professionals to view, collaborate and rapidly manipulate multi-gigabyte digital images in a virtual environment is being demonstrated publicly for the […]

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AF General Discusses Telehealth

| February 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

According to Lieutenant General James G. Roudebush, MD., Air Force Surgeon General, appearing before the House Committee on Armed Services, using telehealth technologies to link radiologists has moved into the forefront with the development of the Air Force Radiology Network (RADNET) Project. The project provides Dynamic Workload Allocation by linking the military radiologists via a […]

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Introducing a Volume That Shows How Flow Cytometry is Integrated into Modern Biotechnology

| February 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

DUBLIN, Ireland — Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c81431) has announced the addition of Flow Cytometry for Biotechnology to their offering. Flow cytometry is a sensitive and quantitative platform for the measurement of particle fluorescence. In flow cytometry, the particles in a sample flow in single file through a focused laser beam at rates of hundreds to […]

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CAP Foundation Futurescape Conference Series II – Transforming Pathology: Emerging technology driving practice innovation

| February 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Transforming Pathology: Emerging technology driving practice innovation June 6-8, 2008 Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, IL This year’s Futurescape Conference takes a closer look at pathology’s exciting transformation and provides strategies for reinvention and renewal of pathologists and their practices. Register today so you can be part of this exciting meeting. Hear how to harness technology to […]

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MIRAX MICRO From Carl Zeiss Offers Users A Flexible Digital Slide Solution

| February 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., a leading provider of microscopy solutions for a variety of research, clinical and industrial applications, introduces the MIRAX MICRO digital slide scanner. The MIRAX MICRO offers a workflow centric software solution developed to meet the specific requirements of pathologists. MIRAX MICRO enables users to create digital slides when using a ZEISS […]

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Google Teams With Cleveland Clinic on Medical Records

| February 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Posted by Jacob Goldstein Everybody’s been waiting to see what Google’s working on in health care. We may get a look soon: The Cleveland Clinic said yesterday it’s launching a pilot program with Internet-search giant Google. It sounds like they’ll be putting the personal health records Cleveland Clinic’s already created for its patients into an […]

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling limits suits targeting makers of FDA-approved medical devices

| February 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

        In a front-page story, the New York Times (2/21, A1, Greenhouse) reports that on Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Riegel v. Medtronic Inc. that "[m]akers of medical devices like implantable defibrillators or breast implants are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and […]

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