Archive for June, 2010

Online Pathology: Moving Forward, Standing Still

| June 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

This post marks the 1000th for the Digital Pathology Blog in about 3 years time.  It is hard to imagine I would still be at this 3 years later on a nearly daily basis with the goal of informing and educating fellow pathologists and the laboratory community on issues related to digital pathology, telehealth, image […]

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Aurora Interactive and PLUS Diagnostics Enters Into a Deal to Power Pathology Labs With Digital Communications Technology

| June 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Jun 29, 2010 (Marketwire via COMTEX) — Aurora Interactive, a world leader in digital pathology communications announced today the company has signed a sales agreement for its mScope Clinical communication platform and viewer with U.S.-based PLUS Diagnostics Inc. The platform has many applications; including the Aurora Interactive mScope Clinical platform and viewer to […]

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S.C. Medical Board considers anatomic pathology services arrangements

| June 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

An issue was recently brought to the attention of the SC Board of Medical Examiners on behalf of the South Carolina Society of Pathologists dealing with certain anatomic pathology business practices that have ethical and legal considerations that practicing pathologists should be aware of.  The matter was presented to the Board by Jane Pine Wood, Esq. and Steven […]

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www.GoPathDx.com

| June 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Www.GoPathDx.com is a new premier interactive pathology web portal founded by a group of pathologists in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The site serves as a pathology resource center where pathologists around the world can access information related to pathology learning, training, ongoing practice, continuing education and job opportunities. Additionally, the site also provides a place for […]

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Pathology Informatics 2010 – Sept 19-22, Boston, MA – Mark your Calendars

| June 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

It goes without saying that this is THE pathology informatics meeting of the year and brings together two historically strong meetings – APIII and Lab InfoTech Summit (AIMCL prior to that).  Outstanding faculty at a great venue.  Travel awards and CME availalble. Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran between the 3 tracks […]

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Is the iPad Radiology’s Dream Device For Mobile Healthcare?

| June 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

One could substitute "pathology" for "radiology" given similar workflow and resolution issues and make the same arguments… Is the iPad radiology's dream device for mobile healthcare? By Erik L. Ridley AuntMinnie staff writer June 24, 2010 It's the mobile device that's taking the consumer electronics world by storm. But does the iPad have a role […]

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Scientists Create 3D Models of Whole Mouse Organs

| June 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Yale University engineers have for the first time created 3D models of whole intact mouse organs, a feat they accomplished using fluorescence microscopy. The team reports its findings in the May/June issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, in a study published online this week. Combining an imaging technique called multiphoton microscopy with “optical clearing,” […]

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Precision breast panel analysis with the Ventana VIAS Image System

| June 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., the leading provider of automated image analysis tools for breast panel interpretation, recently announced that the CAP HQIP-B 2009 Survey for laboratory proficiency testing of HER2/neu showed the Ventana VIAS image analysis system as the first choice of labs around the country. In the recent CAP survey the VIAS was used […]

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Dako and Omnyx Sign Agreement within Digital Pathology

| June 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

GLOSTRUP, Denmark & PITTSBURGH, Jun 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Dako, a Danish-based world leader in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and Omnyx, a leader in digital pathology solutions, announced today that they have entered into a three-year agreement to develop clinical algorithms for digital pathology. The aim is to support pathologists in generating even more accurate, […]

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CAP Pathologist Service Spotlight Award Announced

| June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Drs. McMonigal, Neal and Eisen. CAP Pathologist Service Spotlight Awards AnnouncedAs director of Clinical Laboratories at NASA, Kathleen A. McMonigal, MD, FCAP, attends each landing of the space shuttle and ensures the integrity and safe keeping of the astronauts’ medical specimens. Dr. McMonigal inventories and organizes a retrieval system for all astronaut specimens held by NASA since […]

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Compelling Results from SOX2 Expression Analysis Study in NSCLC using Definiens Tissue Studio

| June 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

On June 10th at the Definiens Digital Pathology Webinar Series, Sven Perner and Theresia Wilbertz from University of Tuebingen presented a compelling study regarding SOX2 expression analysis in NSCLC, comparing two independent NSCLC cohorts. Their findings indicated that: 1. Elevated SOX2 expression is found in patients with squamous NSCLC, and correlated with better prognosis2. Elevated SOX2 […]

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Eye-Candy: Detection of Crypt Volume and Ki67 nuclear biomarkers using Definiens XD

| June 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

This is just amazing stuff. Watch Definiens XD in action first locate the nuclei; determine positive and negative Ki67 nuclei; locate the small intestine crypt; fill the crypt and “cut” the top to establish the area that can be measured. This was a pre-clinical study done by Novartis to use both Ki67 positive nuclei as […]

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Image Analysis as a Tool for Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers in Breast Cancer – How Reliable Is It?

| June 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Definiens Digital Pathology Webinar Series: Image Analysis as a Tool for Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers in Breast Cancer – How Reliable Is It? June 30th, 11am EDT (4pm GMT) Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/434138978 In this talk, Dr. Marilyn Bui and Mark Lloyd of the Moffitt Cancer Center will discuss their assessment of Definiens Tissue Studio for analysis […]

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Thoughts on How Digital Pathology Will Usher in New Era of Personalized Medicine

| June 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dr. Joseph Krueger over at his Instablog has some interesting comments concerning digital pathology and personalized medicine.  He writes "This new technology, whole slide imaging, or digital pathology, is moving pathology closer towards an electronic science. Radiologists have worked exclusively from digital media for years, but pathology is just now moving in this direction. The entire […]

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