Archive for August, 2010

Scientists Create MRSA-Killing Nanotech Coating

| August 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of smartertechnology Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a dangerous infection caused by an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph bacteria. Sometimes called a "super bug," MRSA can be life-threatening and is especially common in hospitalized patients who have undergone surgical procedures. As occurrences of the deadly infection are on the rise in hospitals, doctors and scientists […]

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Flagship Biosciences Creates Scientific Advisory Board

| August 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Scientific Advisory Board to help drive pathology innovation in preclinical toxicology and oncology clinical trials 'The Scientific Advisory Board is composed of both pathologists and scientists who are innovation leaders in the use of digital pathology analysis" Flagstaff, AZ (PRWEB) August 27, 2010 Flagship Biosciences LLC, a provider of digital pathology services, has formed a Scientific […]

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Surgeon vs. Pathologist – “I didn’t want to bias you”

| August 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

This is exactly why society needs the Internet and the tools to create your own movies.  Tim Berners-Lee predicted this himself.  With that being said, remember, "any similarities to real people or events are purely coincidental." "I want to know the answer now."  "…I always tell the residents how important pathology is…by the way I […]

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Supplement 145: Whole Slide Microscopic Image IOD and SOP Classes

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here is the link to the Supplement 145 document: ftp://medical.nema.org/MEDICAL/Dicom/Final/sup145_ft.pdf It should be noted that not only will this provide a standard for vendors that manufacture slide scanners but also AP LIS vendors as well to interface with both the device as well as the PACS. The next meeting in San Diego on 10/24/2010 (in […]

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86% of MDs use Google on the the Job

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of FiercePracticeMANAGMENT It's not just patients who turn to Google or other search engines to research medical information. According to Google, 86 percent of doctors say they now use  Internet on the job. Of that group, the majority start at Google, which they use as a source to look for general information about diseases and drugs, writes […]

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Another Milestone – DICOM Working Group 6 Approves Final Text of Supplement 145

| August 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to all the members of DICOM Working Group (WG) 26.  Their final text of Supplement 145 for Whole Slide Imaging was approved by the necessary WG at DICOM.  The final document will be available shortly and will provide link for reference. The group was chaired by Dr. Bruce Beckwith whose many efforts in this […]

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Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Adoption of Digital Pathology

| August 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

This looks like an interesting Webinar offering from Aperio and who better to talk about it than Dr. Jared Schwartz who likely has talked to more pathologists and visited more residency programs than any other pathologist in the past couple of years in his former capacity as president of the College of American Pathologists. If […]

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Roche buys BioImagene

| August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Many thanks to a blog reader for the news — this goes beyond what we have been seeing recently – namely scanner companies and image analysis companies combining forces with IHC vendors. Roche's purchase of BioImagene I think further validates the use of digital pathology for use in clinical practice – particularly in areas such […]

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i-PATH ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH iSOFT GROUP LTD

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

i-PATH ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH iSOFT GROUP LTD i-Path have announced an agreement with iSOFT Group Ltd. which will significantly boost iSOFT’s ability to deliver modern digital pathology solutions to its existing customers and the wider pathology market. iSOFT and i-Path are collaborating to bring innovative pathology solutions to market by adding i-Path’s pioneering web-based […]

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Philips News from European Newsletter

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of theEngineer: 17 August 2010 | By Siobhan Wagner  Philips has announced plans for commercialising a digital technology that will ease the workload of pathologists detecting cancer in tissue cells. The company revealed it will be introducing digital pathology systems for sale in the US in October. This follows an announcement by the company […]

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New Double-Positivity Tool for MultiColor IHC and IF

| August 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Join CRi, the newest educational sponsor on the Digital Pathology Blog for a webinar on a new imaging tool.  These technologies are important because unlike light microscopy where single or double immunostains or IF stains performed and reviewed manualy typically look at tumor biology, digital imaging technologies allow us to study cell(ular) biology with much […]

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Digital pathology in clinical consultation practice

| August 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Interesting article in Journal of Pathology Informatics on digital pathology in clinical consultation practice by Subodh Lele at the University of Nebraska. Abstract: Digital pathology or whole slide imaging technology in clinical consultation practice to me translates into convenient, effective and efficient communication. A not so old method of communication that we still use today […]

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Joint Pathology Center Set to Open April 2011

| August 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

  The Joint Pathology Center (JPC) will begin its mission of providing secondary consultation for the federal government, education, research, and operation of the National Pathology Tissue Repository in Forest Glen, MD, by next April, the center’s interim director, Colonel Thomas Baker, MD. The JPC will be fully operational and staffed by 29 full-time pathologists […]

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Definiens Tissue Studio™ 2.0 Supports Tumor Profiling, Multiplexing and Biomarker Translational Research

| August 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

Definiens continues to push the envelope in the area of image analysis for digital pathology.  The robust yet ease of use of their products make their products suitable for clinical use and can be highly customized as needed for research and clinical trials. Definiens Introduces New Version of its Digital Pathology Image Analysis Software Definiens […]

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