Archive for July, 2008

All 883 health and medicine blogs on display in one image

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

http://www.corporeality.net/museion/ recently had some fun with Wordle and created a cloud of eDrugSearch’s 883 health and medicine blogs. This is from their site. Such a huge cloud isn’t very useful, of course, it’s mainly for the fun of it. Again, here’s the list of blogs that went into the image above: The~New~York~Times~Health~Blog – WSJ.com:~Health~Blog – […]

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Olympus BLISS HD™ Virtual Microscopy System Offers Superior Optical Performance, Push-Button Ease

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 29, 2008 – Olympus, a major provider of virtual microscopy solutions worldwide, offers a completely new look at the field with its high definition virtual microscopy system, the BLISS HD™. A comprehensive workstation incorporating a dedicated microscope stand, scanning instrumentation and powerful, easy-to-use software, the system offers the highest optical performance […]

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Electronic Visualization Laboratory to Build a Multi-Sensory Touch Tabletop for 2D/3D Data

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant in the amount of $450,000 to University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) to build OmegaTable, a modular multi-sensory touch tabletop for interactive 2D and 3D visual data exploration. This powerful virtual-reality device will enable scientific communities to view, share and […]

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Digital diagnosis: Consultations get tech-savvy to save patients time

| July 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

sun-sentinel.com/business/sfl-flrxedocs0721sbjul21,0,4334782.story South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com More patients are taking advantage of e-mail consults BY BOB LaMENDOLA South Florida Sun-Sentinel July 21, 2008 Mike Holland came home from a business trip a few weeks ago in so much pain he tried something new: He made a doctor’s appointment online. The next morning, he arrived and saw the […]

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Digital Slides, DICOM and PACS

| July 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Daily Scan has an interesting post defining the terminology and issues associated with digital slides, DICOM and PACS. 

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A Quality Pathology Report, Voice in the Wilderness

| July 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

What does the social networking MD network, Sermo, think about image enhanced reports, telepathology, externalizing pathology images, etc…? This was a post on Sermo several months ago.  I thought of it recently when our group was asked to upload images into the hospital PACS for viewing by clinicians.  This would include both gross and microscopic […]

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Will the iPhone Change Medicine Forever?

| July 24, 2008 | 1 Comment

From The Dark Report: "To find new uses for its iPhone, Apple recently conducted a clever competition to see who could develop the most impressive applications built with iPhone 2.0 software developer tools. Two of the top 10 applications were medical applications, and both of these applications were so impressive that it got this editor […]

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Olympus Introduces the New dotSlide 2.0 Virtual Microscopy System

| July 24, 2008 | 1 Comment

Olympus has launched the new version of its range of dotSlide digital virtual microscopy systems. dotSlide 2.0 offers enhanced functionality and image quality for scanning entire slides at high resolution and fidelity, making them accessible and fully navigable, anywhere on the globe. The three available models (dotSlide MD, manual version; dotSlide SL, fully automated version […]

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USB Webcam

| July 22, 2008 | 1 Comment

What could possibly be a better gift for your family than this? This USB Microscope, Webcam, Hub combo gadget is a must have! Want to take a closer look at the soda cap that has been sitting under your desk for the last three years? Here’s a way to do so. The Microscope part of […]

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Bioinformatics Pioneer Will Lead New Initiatives at Emory University

| July 22, 2008 | 1 Comment

WEBWIRE – Monday, July 21, 2008 Joel H. Saltz, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the fields of high-performance computing and biomedical informatics, will join Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center in September as director of the Center for Comprehensive Informatics and as Emory Healthcare’s Chief Medical Information Officer. The announcement was made by Fred Sanfilippo, […]

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Some pathology experts say staffing, funding constraints may be behind surge in testing errors

| July 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Medscape (7/19, Gandey) reported that a number of "[e]xperts say staffing and funding constraints are making it difficult for pathologists to do their jobs, and it is more likely that testing errors will occur." Meanwhile, pathologists in Canada came "under fire recently after a series of mistakes in the lab were made public." In Newfoundland, […]

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The Startling Truth About Doctors

| July 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Medical errors seem to a part of medical practice.  It makes everyone, patients and physicians take notice.  While some of the numbers in these studies and reviews seem high, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held a conference "Diagnostic Error in Medicine" where these issues were discussed.  Perhaps some of this speaks to need for […]

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Cellumen Creates New Firm from Its Personalized Medicine Unit

| July 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Cellumen has spun off its personalized medicine unit, which will be called Cernostics Pathology. The new entity will provide tissue-based diagnostic products and services as well as digital imaging pathology. Cernostics Pathology will build upon Cellumen’s current collaborations. The first diagnostic/theranostic test being developed is for breast cancer as part of an alliance with the […]

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New Original JibJab Cartoon

| July 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Send a JibJab Sendables® eCard Today!

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