Archive for January, 2011

How to Use Pathology 2.0 and Social Networking to Advance Your Career

| January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Social networking and Pathology 2.0 are giving young pathologists unique opportunities to advance their careers and their clinical expertise. If you're a pathology resident or fellow, smart use of these tools can help you identify the perfect job, with ample salary and benefits to match. If you're preparing to enter the professional arena, you'll want […]

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Where do Pathologists fit into Accountable Care Organizations? – Part 5

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the fourth installment of my series entitled “Where do pathologists fit into Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)?, I mentioned that I personally had not come across much information on oncology and ACOs.  In this post, I highlight some information about the potential plans of a large, single-specialty integrated oncology practice. Ben Calhoun MD PhD.  As […]

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Toronto Set to Become a World Class Medical R&D Centre

| January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Rachel Smith GE Healthcare’s first global Pathology Imaging Centre of Excellence to advance digital imaging pathology solutions worldwide Toronto will be the home of GE Healthcare’s first global Pathology Imaging Centre of Excellence, a cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind R&D facility that will advance both the technology and adoption of digital pathology solutions, for pathologists world-wide. The world-class Pathology Imaging […]

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Early Register for APF 2011 Spring Conference Now

| January 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

    American Pathology Foundation's   2011 Spring Conference    "Seasons of Change For Pathology;  Meeting the Challenges of Our New Environment"  March 9-11, Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas   One Week Remaining for Early Registration Rates  Two Weeks Left for Preferred Hotel Room Rates     Make plans to join the American Pathology Foundation this March in Las Vegas […]

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Development and evaluation of a virtual microscopy application for automated assessment of Ki-67 expression in breast cancer

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

The aim of the study was to develop a virtual microscopy enabled method for assessment of Ki-67 expression and to study the prognostic value of the automated analysis in a comprehensive series of patients with breast cancer.  Methods: Using a previously reported virtual microscopy platform and an open source image processing tool, ImageJ, a method […]

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Standardization and Validation of Digital Pathology in Clinical Laboratories

| January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following post was submitted by Dr. Holger Lange, CTO of Flagship Biosciences, who is working with a number of pharmaceutical partners on regulatory companion diagnostics development. Digital Pathology is a new technology, a new industry, where organizations like CLIA, CAP and the FDA provide limited guidance, and the manufacturers still have to learn what […]

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Where do Pathologists fit into Accountable Care Organizations? – Part 4

| January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following post was submitted by Dr. Ben Calhoun, a practicing pathologist in Charlotte, NC. This is Ben's fourth submission in a continuing series on trying to answer the question "Where do Pathologists fit into Accountable Care Organizations?" By now, almost everyone knows that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is drafting regulations […]

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M.D. Anderson gets $150 million from UAE president

| January 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

The president of the United Arab Emirates has donated $150 million to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Houston Chronicle reports. The gift from President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan will support M.D. Anderson's Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy. The donation honors the current UAE president's father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al […]

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Aperio Expands Spectrum™ Functionality for Digital Pathology Management in Release 11

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Industry’s Most Advanced Image and Information Management System VISTA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aperio, the global leader in providing digital pathology solutions that improve patient care and enable personalized medicine, today announced the availability of new enhancements to its digital pathology system. Targeting the evolving needs of pathology professionals, Release 11 enhances workflow capabilities and increases the performance […]

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ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories:
Understanding the Four Components
of a Quality Management System

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

FREE Special Edition White Paper Download Your FREE Special Report Today!Simply Complete the Form Below Medical laboratories are a critical part of the healthcare system. A patient’s diagnosis and treatment are often based on test results, and an incorrect test result could lead to a misdiagnosis — which could have potentially fatal consequences. This is why accurate test […]

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CAP Leaders Discuss Meaningful Use Concerns with HHS Officials

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

As registration began early this month for providers to participate in HHS’s meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) program, CAP leaders began a dialogue with agency officials to not only clarify the impact of this final rule on pathologists, but also to ensure that members are not penalized for not meeting meaningful use requirements when […]

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Leica Offers Digital Pathology Webinar Series

| January 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Register now! You are kindly invited to join the first of our Digital Pathology webinar series consisting of three presentations, where we will address the use of the Leica SCN400 and software suite for Research, Remote Slide Review and Education. Webinar No. 1: Complete Solutions for Digital Pathology Research – From Slide to Result by Olga Colgan Tuesday […]

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Scratching the surface of quantitative dermatopathology

| January 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Scratching the surface of opportunities in whole slide imaging in dermatopathology

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Blood Bank Guy Now with Blog

| January 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

I would hope that nearly all physicians in the course medical school, residency, fellowship and junior staff time encounter a mentor or two along the way.  I have been fortunate enough to have several good mentors and a few great ones.  Among those is Dr. Joe Chaffin, recently appointed medical director and vice president of […]

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