Archive for February, 2009

Call for Abstracts for Pathology Visions 2009

| February 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Pathology Visions Moves to SeptemberPathology Visions will be held September 13-15 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in downtown San Diego, CA. The conference offers a variety of sessions on the uses of digital pathology in research, clinical and veterinary pathology applications. Registration Now OpenRegistration is now open. Register before April 30 and […]

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The Anxiety of the Biopsy from NY Times Health Blog

| February 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

Came across this post from NY Times Health blog this week.  Couple of thoughts: Biopsies required to fix for certain time should need for certain IHC (i.e. HER2) required.  Formal guidelines coming on ER/PR as well just as we know have ASCO/CAP guidelines for HER2 testing.  Despite the time requirement, processing can and often occurs in […]

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Raman Molecular Imaging For Digital Pathology

| February 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

The use of digital pathology techniques without stains or reagents is gaining traction for use in clinical practice, particularly for "gray" diagnostic areas where tride-and-true physical stains and or chemicals may not provide high enough specificity for diagnosis.  I have been following the work being done by ChemImage and their clinical projects with some exciting […]

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CAP News

| February 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

TOP STORIES CAP Electronic Cancer ChecklistsNow Available in XML FormatThe College of American Pathologists electronic Cancer Checklists are now even easier to use! The checklists, which assist pathologists in reporting over 60 common and uncommon forms of cancer, are now available in eXtensible Markup Language (XML) format. The new format was chosen for its universal […]

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Save the Date for ATA

| February 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Telemedicine is one of the most exciting developments in healthcare and is an integral part of healthcare reform. The telemedicine and telehealth field are truly booming. From emergency rooms to physician’s offices, from the home to schools, and in the workplace, telemedicine is extending the reach of healthcare services, improving care, and reducing costs throughout […]

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February Case of the Month

| February 19, 2009 | 1 Comment

With continued thanks to support from Aperio and specifically Dan Walker, several cases are queued for several more Case of the Month posts. You will also see a survey to post your diagnosis. A brief review of the diagnosis will follow next week.   The Case of the Month for February is from a liver […]

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Leading-edge Laser Microdissection Technology

| February 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

With thanks to Dr. Karl Robstad, a pathology resident in Albany, New York for the tip on this offering from Leica. The new Leica LMD7000 is a laser microdissection system with a power-adjustable, high precision laser. For the first time, high laser power and high repetition rates, are combined within one system. The laser’s high […]

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Virtual Meetings Go the Distance

| February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Get on (Tumor) Board Short article in Advance for Health Information Professionals about tumor boards with a piece on virtual meetings.  I gather most of you have hosted or participated in web-based seminars, conferences, calls, etc… The deliverables are easy to prove with this.  What might normally require exchanging files or sharing content can now be […]

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A Doctor Takes His Cut

| February 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Medicare frauds are nothing new and I can't say I am too surprised about this one featured on "American Greed" on CNBC. A Mohs surgeon in Sarasota, FL milked millions out of Medicare for thousands of "skin cancer" surgeries.  During the investigation experts claimed nearly 2000 slides prepared by this physician were "unreadable".  Check out […]

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Pathology Atlas from Medting on Tissuepathology

| February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

On the right sidebar you will find a link for a Pathology Atlas which takes you to a seperate page within the blog to an atlas of pathology images hosted by Medting.  To date, I have uploaded over 6000 pathology images, gross and microscopic with a search function for all types of images.  My goal […]

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BioImagene Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for iScan Digital Pathology Hardware

| February 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

More news today with announcement of BioImagene obtaining 510(K) clearance for their iScan assessment of HER2.  Abbreviated press release below. BioImagene, the leading provider of innovative digital pathology solutions, today announced that the company has received FDA 510(K) clearance for their PATHIAM System with iScan for assessment of HER2/neu immunohistochemistry tests. The scanner and associated […]

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One more step towards full adoption of digital pathology

| February 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

This has been discussed for some time; the integration of whole slide images with LIS information to optomize workflow.  It is another step towards complete adoption of digital pathology.  It is encouraging to see leading whole slide and LIS vendor work on an interface between their products and will allow easier integration of imaging and […]

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Definiens LymphExpert (TM)

| February 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

From Definiens - a merger of pathology and radiology or enhancement to radiology? Either way, some interesting technology and increased clinical use with links below. Definiens LymphExpert™ Lymph nodes play a critical role in the assessment of the spread of cancer through the lymphatic system and the staging of almost all types of cancer and therapy […]

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Cancer diagnosis now in 3D

| February 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Some very interesting technology recently discussed at an imaging meeting: (Nanowerk News) University of Washington researchers have helped develop a new kind of microscope to visualize cells in three dimensions, an advance that could bring great progress in the field of early cancer detection. The technique could also bridge a widening gap between cutting-edge imaging […]

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