Archive for July, 2010

Philips and Dako join forces in digital pathology

| July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Eindhoven, the Netherland and Glostrup, Denmark – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Dako, yesterday announced that they have signed an agreement to integrate a selection of Dako’s image analysis applications into Philips’ future digital pathology solutions.  http://www.research.philips.com/initiatives/digitalpathology/news/100721-dako.html “Anatomic pathology is an essential element of virtually every cancer diagnosis and the demand for […]

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Pre-2005 Medical Residents Entitled to FICA Refund

| July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

I am late learning this apparently but a colleague recently told me if you were a resident between 1995 to 2005 you did not need to pay FICA. It was withheld in all cases, but most residencies/graduate medical education departments filed application for a refund based upon your status as a student. Here is the IRS […]

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What is to become of the general surgical pathologist?

| July 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

There was a story in the New York Times yesterday entitled "Prone to Error: Earliest Steps to Find Cancer" (Tuesday, July 20, 2010) written by Stephanie Saul, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist.  There is also a 7 minute video that accompanies the article produced by Shayla Harris, an award winning video producer with the […]

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Arizona Telemedicine Program Receives State Medical Association Award

| July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Drs. Weinstein and Lopez and their colleagues at teh University of Arizona and Arizona Telemedicine Program. The scale of this program and the number served as part of a public health initiative is an example for other states and universities. Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FCAP, director, and Ana Maria López, MD, MPH, FACP, […]

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Leica Microsystems Wins European Scanner Contest

| July 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

First Prizes for Scan Speed and Best-Focused Images Leica Microsystems‘ Slide Scanner Leica SCN400 and Autoloader Leica SL801 have come first in two categories of the first European Scanner Contest (ESC). The prizes were awarded in the “Scan Speed and Best-Focused Images” category, each at 20x and 40x magnification. The jury was convinced by the digital pathology […]

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Digital Pathology Consultants Launches a Digital Pathology Webinar Series

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Digital Pathology Consultants, a leader in digital pathology consulting services has launched a free webinar series provided by www.thedigitalpathologywiki.com and its sponsors; established to arm adopters and users with the information necessary to be successful with digital pathology. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) July 12, 2010 Digital Pathology Consultants, a leader in digital pathology consulting services announced today the […]

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Webinar Announcement – Introducing: Definiens Tissue Studio 2.0

| July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Title: Introducing: Definiens Tissue Studio 2.0™Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT Register Here:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/738419971 The most advanced digital pathology image analysis solution for biomarker translational research – just got better. New in Definiens Tissue Studio 2.0: ? Full immunofluorescence support: Nuclear, membrane & cell […]

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Olympus America Licenses Digital Pathology Patents to BioImagene

| July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Olympus continues to enter into nonexclusive licensing agreements with other whole slide vendors.  The latest announcement is with BioImagene.  While the terms were not made public and often are not clearly one can see the value of this rich suite of patents that several vendors have entered into agreements with Olympus for imaging and data […]

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Blood smear reveals popular video game character

| July 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Image courtesy of pulkot on Flickr.  Eosinophils are white blood cells that play an important role in parasitic infections and play a role in asthma and allergic conditions/reactions – when they are not masquerading as a character from a popular 80's video game.

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Beth Israel Pathologists Press for Personalized Medicine Training

| July 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Leading pathologists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School are among those advocating for making genomic and personalized medicine training part of all pathology residency training programs in North America over the next two years, according to “A Call to Action” published in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical […]

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http://imasence.com/Dokumente/WSI%20DICOM%20PACS%20Compression%20TIGA.pdf

| July 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Interesting slide show I recently came across. It looks at if we can trust virtual microscopy in digital pathology.  

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CAP Virtual Management Conference Now in Webinar Format

| July 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

  http://www.cap.org/apps/docs/education/vmc_brochure_2010.pdf The CAP Virtual Management College offers a new presentation format, redesigned from the ground up to give you a richer, more interesting learning environment. You’ll still get the valuable practice management topics you need and enjoy the first-rate faculty, but now VMC comes to you via the Web for a rich, new interactive […]

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Laboratory Automation White Paper:
Achieving Best Practices with Total Laboratory Automation

| July 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

This free download will provide readers with a detailed overview of the increase in clinical lab efficiency and flexibility dictate that medical laboratories will need to automate to achieve the cost savings, elimination of labeling errors and optimize use and safety of skilled medical technologists.

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Update on Rules for Telemedicine Privileges

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the midst of The Joint Commission’s revisions to its telemedicine privileges standards, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a proposed rule in May that would revise the current conditions of participation (“CoPs”) for both hospitals and critical access hospitals regarding telemedicine services.     The Joint Commission (“TJC”) had previously issued new changes to TJC Standards MS.13.01.01 (Telemedicine) and […]

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