Rapid growth of PathXchange signals mainstream adoption of digital pathology tools by pathologists
TUCSON, Ariz., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — PathXchange.org, a global online pathology website, today announced that they have exceeded 12,000 registered members from over 160 countries. PathXchange services are the most widely used professional networking, collaboration and e-learning tools enabled by digital pathology.
Since its launch in June 2009, PathXchange has experienced unprecedented growth. Pathology professionals from clinical, research, and educational institutions widely utilize PathXchange for an increasing array of use cases including tumor boards, peer consultations, case conferencing, research studies, residency training, and continuing medical education (CME).
Dr. Mahul B. Amin, Chairman and Professor, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, an active supporter of PathXchange services since its launch in June 2009, noted the power and global reach of this Web 2.0 tool. He commented, "PathXchange was instrumental in allowing us to read a second opinion case with less than 24-hour turnaround time, with the ability for pathologists in India and California to simultaneously review case slides."
PathXchange.org is available to individual users free of charge. Dedicated and secure microsites are available at a reasonable fee to institutions seeking to leverage PathXchange networking technologies for their own pathology applications.
PathXchange services brings the field of pathology into the digital age with Web 2.0 features designed to promote the exchange of pathological cases, ideas, knowledge, information, products, and services. PathXchange.org website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. within the State of Arizona, United States of America. It can be accessed throughout the United States, as well as from other countries around the world.