Archive for November, 2009

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Omnyx for Strategic Leadership in Digital Pathology

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Omnyx Announcement Press Release: PITTSBURGH – November 30, 2009 – Based on their global analysis of the digital pathology market and the vendors serving it, Frost & Sullivan presents Omnyx with the 2009 Growth Strategy Leadership Award.  This honor is also shared with GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  The two […]

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Visage Imaging and Definiens Announce Partnership

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Companies to Provide Advanced Oncology Imaging Solutions for the Clinical and Preclinical Domain Munich and Berlin, Germany and Parsippany, New Jersey and Andover, Massachusetts – November 30, 2009 – Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence® company, and Visage Imaging® Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME) announced today that they […]

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Virtual Autopsy Table Makes a Dirty Business Clean

| November 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sweden's Norrköping Visualization Center, in collaboration with the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, has developed a virtual autopsy system to substitute some of the manual work for touch manipulation on a flatscreen. A body under investigation is first scanned through a CT or MRI and the results of that can be manipulated using […]

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Onshoring of Pathology Services

| November 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Last week Dark Daily ran a story about DermatopathologyConsultations.com.  Robert Michel wrote: "DermatopathologyConsultations.com demonstrates how innovative pathologists are stepping up to apply new information technologies to make it easier for local pathologists to refer cases to expert subspecialist pathologists. The fact that Zembowicz and his colleagues are getting second opinion case referrals from other countries outside […]

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VA and Kaiser Permanente to share EMR information

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Veterans Affairs Department and Kaiser Permanente have announced a pilot health information exchange project in San Diego to be launched next month that would allow doctors and others at the two organizations to share specific health information about local patients electronically between the VA's VistA electronic health-record system and Kaiser Permanente's HealthConnect system. Letters […]

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iPhone app from MIT Media Lab tracks H1N1 outbreaks

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

USA Today (11/25, Marcus) reports that a new iPhone application will allow users to "find out where in their state an H1N1 outbreak has occurred and learn the best ways to avoid it." The application, called Outbreaks Near Me, also lets users know "when vaccines will be available nearby and get news on how some […]

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YouTube video about Japanese digital consultation network

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Daily Scan has an interesting post about an Aperio customer in Japan with a video on YouTube.   Hopefully subtitles can be added later to elucidate Dr. Sawai's comments in the video. 

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i-Path Diagnostics to work with Michigan State University

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

As an MSU alum – good to see their interests in digital pathology.  As the only US college with 3 medical schools on the same campus perhaps there will be other opportunities on campus with human cancers. A high-tech Belfast firm is on the road to success across the Atlantic after winning its first business […]

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USA Today poll finds most women plan to ignore new mammography guidelines

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Has effective cancer screening with earlier detection of lower stage disease become too effective with patients disregarding revised screening guidelines.  While in screening one casts a wide net to catch as much as possible, there may be "false positives" or increased benign disease being overtreated? Are we victims of our own success?  PSA screening has […]

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Use and validation of epithelial recognition and fields of view algorithms on virtual slides to guide TMA construction

| November 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Recent paper by Sanford H. Barsky1,2, Lynda Gentchev3, Amitabha S. Basu4, Rafael E. Jimenez3, Kamel Boussaid4, and Abhi S. Gholap4 1Department of Pathology, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, USA2Nevada Cancer Institute, Las Vegas, NV, USA3Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA4BioImagene, Inc., Cupertino, CA, USA BioTechniques, Vol. 47, No. 5, […]

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Meeting announcement for 2010 Med-e-Tel, April 14-16, Luxembourg

| November 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

THE INTERNATIONAL eHEALTH, TELEMEDICINE AND HEALTH ICT FORUMFor Education, Networking and Business Mark your calendar eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT are a tool at the service of medical and nurse practitioners, patients, citizens, healthcare institutions and governments. It involves many different stakeholders who need to be brought face-to-face to share aspirations, learn from research and […]

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To Screen or Not to Screen. When to screen?

| November 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dr. Gregory Henderson over at Primary Care  Pathologist has some interesting views and words on the recently revised guidelines for breast cancer screening that has caught a lot of attention regardless of where you are in the equation.  Check out HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE 287 BREAST CANCER PATIENTS SCORNED on his blog.  

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iCough as an iPhone app for an iDiagnosis?

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

I have met several internists and pulmonologists over the years who claim they can tell whether someone as a cold, the flu, pneumonia or bronchitis based on the nature of the cough, other symptoms and hearing the cough itself.  Negates the need for chest x-ray, cultures or serologic tests. Now comes some new technology being […]

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Could CAD be used to assess outcomes with histology images?

| November 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

 I wonder if CAD could be used for whole slide histology images where there may also be a lack of a "gold standard"… Computer-aided assessment of diagnostic images for epidemiological research  

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