Archive for May, 2009

The impact of digital imaging in the field of cytopathology

| May 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Interesting paper by Dr. Liron Pantanowitz and colleagues at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine. Abstract: With the introduction of digital imaging, pathology is undergoing a digital transformation. In the field of cytology, digital images are being used for telecytology, automated screening of Pap test slides, training and education (e.g. online digital atlases), […]

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Bruker and Carl Zeiss Announce Collaboration to Advance Molecular Histology

| May 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

Integration of MIRAX Virtual Slide Scanner from Carl Zeiss into Bruker’s MALDI Molecular Imager™ Enables Non-Targeted Molecular Histology — Combined Solution to be Introduced at German Pathology Society (DGP) Meeting in June 2009 BREMEN, Germany & JENA, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bruker Daltonik GmbH and Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH today announced the integration of the MIRAX Virtual Slide […]

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Canvas of Hope

| May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Canvas of Hope is a collection of works of art created from microscopic images of breast cancer at Touro University.  The project came about when a group of students, studying second year pathology were examining cancer on a cellular level under microscopes. “What we saw was something akin to abstract  art. From there we decided […]

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Still time to Register for Futurescape – June 12-14, 2009

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

To learn more and register Travel Scholarships Available

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Mathematical models may predict tumor growth

| May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

The process of cancer growth is not well understood. While there's plenty of qualitative evidence linking disease progression with parameters such as tumor morphology, histopathology, invasion and associated molecular phenomena, the relative contribution of each factor remains elusive. To better understand how changes at the molecular and cellular levels influence tumour behaviour, researchers are applying […]

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Do I know this person?

| May 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

A wise old pathologist once told me in the course of my training that everything we see in histology is an "artifact".  All the fixation, processing, chemicals and stains that the tissue goes through creates numerous "characteristics" we recognize to make a diagnosis. The blue nuclei, red cytoplasm, clefts, folds, tears, spaces, tangential sections, some […]

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| May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

MONTREAL, May 6, 2009 – Aurora Interactive, the world leader in digital pathology communications, announced today that they have been selected by the French Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) to supply their medical educational software platform, mScope for the continuing education of 1200 French Pathologists. “We are happy to collaborate with Aurora’s […]

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Digital Pathology in Clinical Trials

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Aperio Science Webinar Digital Pathology in Clinical TrialsTuesday, June 23, 20098:00 am PDT, 11:00 am EDT, 3:00 pm GMT Presenter:Liliana UlianovMedical Director, Imaging Services EuropeBiomedical Systems The use of digital pathology in clinical trials offers Sponsors the ability to review, analyze and manage pathology information that originated from a digitized glass slide. This innovative technology improves […]

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Moffitt Cancer Center to Utilize Definiens Technology in Prognostic Research for Lung Cancer

| May 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

Rapid, Accurate Image Analysis of Lung Nodules to Support the Development of Stratification Models for Patient Treatment As part of the research engagement, Moffitt scientists will also explore Definiens TissueMap and Definiens Developer for tissue-based image analysis. Definiens versatile portfolio spans clinical imaging and tissue imaging, supporting potential development of translational cancer research models. Munich, […]

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Register now for Microscopy and Microanalysis 2009

| May 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

July 26-30, 2009 – Don't miss the premier microscopy meeting and exposition of the year! Scientists and technologists worldwide who work with microscopes and microbeams in the physical, biological and materials sciences to analyze samples with high spatial resolution will convene in Richmond, Virginia USA this summer. Be sure to attend the largest microscopy goods […]

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Platform allows patients, physicians to share diagnostic laboratory test results online

| May 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Healthcare IT News (5/15, Hardy) reported that, "through a joint effort by Quest Diagnostics and Microsoft HealthVault, patients and physicians can now share diagnostic laboratory test results online." Physicians "who use Care360, a patient-centric portal from…Quest Diagnostics, can transfer test results in a HIPAA-compliant format to a protected account per patient request." Meanwhile, "patients will […]

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Study finds virtual doctors visits satisfactory for both patients and clinicians

| May 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Travelers book plane tickets online, bank customers can check their accounts at any computer, and busy families can grocery shop online. Someday, even doctor visits could be among the conveniences offered via the Internet. Researchers considering the feasibility and effectiveness of virtual doctors visits report that patients and physicians found that evaluations done through videoconferencing […]

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Webinars on Digital IHC

| May 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Check out some nice webinars on digital IHC including one on study results with comparison between glass slide and virtual microscopy.  Both are from Dr. Holger Lange at Aperio and can be found at:  (Scroll to bottom of page).   

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Why it’s Best to Trust Your Doctor and Not the Internet (Guest post)

| May 13, 2009 | 1 Comment

My best friend is a doctor and she hates the Internet, or to be more accurate, she hates the fact that people believe everything they read on it. She has patients who contradict her opinion and diagnosis and question her methods of treatment. Their argument is that they saw something different on the Internet.  The […]

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