Archive for June, 2008

Survey for synoptic reporting

| June 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

I recently received an e-mail from a friend at mtuitive that I have copied below.  They are asking clinicians for guidance in generating synoptic reports, much like they have done in pathology. If interested, I encourage you to check out their site, their products and take a few minutes to complete the survey.  E-mail and […]

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World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Microscopy

| June 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

http://www.ou.edu/research/electron/www-vl/long.shtml This page of the WWW-Virtual Library covers all aspects of light microscopy, electron microscopy and other forms of microscopy. Topics can be viewed individually, or as part of one long list. The newest links are periodically incorporated as part of the main list, and are also presented as updates. The links on this site […]

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MDPixx.com

| June 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

In the coming weeks I will begin to post images in collaboration with MDPixx.com for viewing and sharing.  This will allow me to share a collection of nearly 25,000 gross and microscopic images I have collected.  Their real value is in sharing of information rather than collecting and storing for rare use solely.  This platform […]

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KRAS Predicts Which Colorectal Cancer Patients Will Benefit from Cetuximab

| June 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Allison Gandey June 2, 2008 (Chicago, Illinois) — KRAS testing should be routinely conducted in all colorectal cancer patients immediately after diagnosis, report researchers. Presenting here at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 44th Annual Meeting, investigators showed that KRAS mutations, which are found in 30% to 45% of all colorectal tumors, are […]

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Journal of Clinical Pathology publishes paper penned solely by undergraduate student

| June 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Utah’s Deseret News (6/24, Davis) reported that some in the research community "see the acceptance of a Brigham Young University undergraduate’s article by" the Journal of Clinical Pathology "as an accomplishment well worth the spotlight." Moreover, the fact that Brett Alldredge "devised, researched, and wrote the article on his own — an accomplishment that rarely […]

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Three-Dimensional Aortic MRI Helps Detect High-Risk Plaque

| June 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Reuters Health Information 2008. © 2008 Reuters Ltd. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) May 28 – Three dimensional MRI using a 3 Tesla system appears to be reliable and more accurate than transesophageal echocardiography for revealing aortic high-risk plaques in acute stroke patients, German researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, […]

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BioImagene Launches AgilityBio, a New Generation Contract Research Organization Leveraging Its Innovative Digital Pathology System

| June 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioImagene, a leading provider of innovative digital pathology solutions for preclinical research and cancer diagnosis, launched AgilityBio — an integrated contract research organization (CRO). AgilityBio offers preclinical and clinical services in partnership with well established Indian CROs. It provides its clients with a US-based customer liaison team to facilitate management of international projects. […]

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Mayo launches YouTube channel

| June 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has gone YouTube. "Mayo Clinic’s YouTube channel was quietly launched about a month ago, and has typically been in the top 30-40 channels among nonprofits," said Lee Aase, Mayo’s manager for syndication and social media, who blogs at Social Media University, Global (SMUG) The channel’s description says it’s "a place to see what […]

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Aperio to Present at Jefferies Second Annual Healthcare Conference

| June 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Press Release from Aperio Vista, CA – June 18, 2008 – Aperio Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of digital pathology systems and services for the healthcare and life sciences industry, announced today that Dirk Soenksen, chief executive officer, will speak at Jefferies & Company Inc.’s Healthcare Conference to be held June 26 – 28, 2008 […]

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Quantum Dots for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy: Biological and Clinical Perspectives

| June 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

Hua Zhang; Douglas Yee; Chun Wang Nanomedicine.  2008;3(1):83-91.  ©2008 Future Medicine Ltd.Posted 06/05/2008 Abstract and IntroductionAbstractQuantum dots (QDs) are semiconductor nanocrystals that emit fluorescence on excitation with a light source. They have excellent optical properties, including high brightness, resistance to photobleaching and tunable wavelength. Recent developments in surface modification of QDs enable their potential application […]

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A Vendor-Neutral Library and Viewer for Whole-Slide Images

| June 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Paper by Adam Goode and M. Saryanarayanan at Carnegie Mellon University Introduction of paper: Whole-slide images, also known as virtual slides, are large, high resolution images used in digital pathology. Reading these images using standard image tools or libraries is a challenge because these tools are typically designed for images that can comfortably be uncompressed […]

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Apollo and IBM To Host Upcoming Digital Pathology Seminar

| June 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Apollo and IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences have joined together to host a free one-day symposium and workshop to demonstrate how digital pathology is transforming the practice of pathology. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in Pathology digital imaging, Pathology PACS, Telepathology, and whole slide scanning, including hands-on demonstrations with the latest PathPACS® System. […]

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Sunquest Announces $4.6M Sale to ACL Laboratories for Sunquest CoPathPlus & LIS for Enterprise Standardization and Integration

| June 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Sunquest Professional Services to Implement Clinical Workflow Best Practices & Efficient Business Processes TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory information systems, today announced a $4.6 million sale to ACL Laboratories to standardize on the Sunquest CoPathPlus Anatomic Pathology System, and to integrate it enterprise-wide with Sunquest’s Laboratory Information System (LIS) and […]

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Bond doctor has a licence to save

| June 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

James Ferguson is a fan of the James Bond films An Aberdeen doctor is the man trusted with saving James Bond’s life on screen, BBC Scotland can reveal. The name is Ferguson – James Ferguson – and he devised the dramatic scene in Casino Royale when a poisoned 007, played by Daniel Craig, saves himself. […]

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