Archive for February, 2010

Definiens has been selected to appear on 21st Century Health Television series

| February 27, 2010

Press Release about Definiens:   Multi-Media Productions (USA), Inc. is pleased to announce that Definiens will be featured on 21st Century Health. (EMAILWIRE.COM, February 26, 2010 ) Boca Raton, FL — Definiens is the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence company for analyzing and interpreting images on every scale, from microscopic cell structures to satellite images. […]

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True Quantification of Protein Expression in Tissue – Webinar Annoucement from Aperio

| February 24, 2010

True Quantification of Protein Expression in Tissue: Research and Clinical Applications of AQUA® Technology Thursday, March 18, 20108:00 am PST, 11:00 am EST, 3:00 pm GMT or    4:00 pm PST, 7:00 pm EST       (8:00 am JST /10:00 am Australia EDT March 19)   Presenter:Mark Gustavson, Ph.D.Senior Research Scientist, HistoRx AQUA® technology is a standardized and quantitative measurement of protein expression in […]

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TheDigitalPathologyWiki.com: A New Resource For Digital Pathology

| February 22, 2010

Thanks to Amanda Lowe at Digital Pathology Consultants for creating TheDigitalPathologyWiki. The press release from this morning is below: TheDigitalPathologyWiki.com, created by Digital Pathology Consultants (DPC), is a resource for healthcare, laboratory, and pharmaceutical professionals. Digital Pathology is rapidly gaining strength as an essential technology for use in clinical healthcare, academic research, and drug development. […]

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What’s New with Definiens Tissue Studio?

| February 19, 2010

Join us for a Webinar on March 3 Reserve your Webinar seat now at:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/799569483 Definiens Tissue Studio™ is The Most Advanced Digital Pathology Image Analysis Solution for Biomarker Translational Research Topics that will be discussed: ? The "Magnetic Snap" feature: Manual Selection of regions of interest with the outlining tool on native image resolution ? […]

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Creation of a fully digital pathology slide archive by high-volume tissue slide scanning

| February 17, 2010

Recent publication in Hum Pathol 2010 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] Interesting read how digital pathology was implemented and being used at this institution. Huisman A, Looijen A, van den Brink SM, van Diest PJ. Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands. Abstract Digital slide scanners […]

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Associate Product Manager Needed for Omnyx – Job Posting

| February 16, 2010

From GE: Omnyx's vision is to transform the scope of pathology through leveraging medical imaging and developing a novel, ground-breaking digital pathology solution. At Omnyx you will make a difference in healthcare and apply every ounce of your experience to introduce solutions that break through the current limitations in pathology. Our products improve patient care […]

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The A-to-Z of Vitamin D: Why It’s Today’s Hottest Lab Test

| February 16, 2010

How Labs can deliver maximum clinical and financial value with Vitamin D testing YOUR PRESENTER: Dr. Bruce Hollis, PhD, Director, Pediatric Nutritional Sciences Medical University of South Carolina Justin Clark (Moderator), THE DARK REPORT, Spicewood, TX Demand for Vitamin 25(OH) D testing is going through the roof! In recent years, it has been, hands-down, the […]

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Medical tourism seen as a growing field

| February 16, 2010

Mention digitizing slides and pathologists will voice concern about outsourcing.  While the technology would allow for this the business models in my mind are not there and will not occur on any scale for a number of reasons.  Pathologists can also prevent this from occurring with sound business practices and client service.  Other specialties may […]

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Residents, fellows and junior attendings needed for SlideTutor study at USCAP

| February 12, 2010

Courtesy of UPMC School of Medicine - Biomedical Informatics: During the USCAP this year between March 22-24, we need 1st & 2nd Year Residents, Fellows, and 1st & 2nd Year Attendings to participate in a 4 hour study classifying 40 virtual slide pathology cases. Participants will receive $200 and help further develop SlideTutor, an intelligent tutoring system for […]

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UCI opens $40 million doctor training center

| February 11, 2010

Physicians and scientists this week will begin moving into a new $40.5 million medical education center at UC Irvine that features a 60-seat “televideo” auditorium where students can watch doctors use teleconferencing to provide care to patients in rural and remote areas of the state. Medical students also will be able to watch real-time medical […]

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Telehealth network expanded in California :: Feb. 9, 2010 … American Medical News

| February 10, 2010

Telehealth network expanded in California :: Feb. 9, 2010 … American Medical News As the government looks to telehealth as a way to cut health care costs, Silicon Valley communication networking giant Cisco is looking to become a leader in that market. Cisco announced it is partnering with the Long Beach, Calif.-based health plan Molina […]

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Sonic Healthcare Does It Again — Acquires Lab in Belgium

| February 10, 2010

Sonic Healthcare has stated that it has as much as U.S. $1 billion available to fund laboratory acquisitions. In the United States, its most recent laboratory acquisition was of East Side Clinical Laboratory, based in Providence, Rhode Island. That sales agreement was announced on December 1, 2009. They recently announced yet another acquisition. Who is […]

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Twitter Digital Pathology/Laboratory List

| February 9, 2010

Jim Bacus, one of the first founders of virtual microscopy systems has started a Twitter list for digital pathology and laboratory related posts and blog feeds. Check out http://twitter.com/JimBacus/virtual-microscopy

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Use of Whole Slide Imaging for Intraoperative Telepathology in Alaska

| February 9, 2010

Another success story for telepathology and another example of use of whole slide imaging for remote frozen sections: "Ketchikan, Alaska – Imagine looking through a microscope in Bellingham, Washington, and viewing a slide in Ketchikan, Alaska, and you have the idea behind the new telepathology service that now links the two cities. The new service […]

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