Archive for November, 2011

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the doctor’s office

| November 29, 2011

Several weeks ago on the family's annual pilgrimage to the pediatrician's office for the flu shot a friend of mine called me and asked if I was near a computer and if I could look at something online with him.   Never one to be too far from my laptop or willing to see a nice […]

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Pathology Informatics Faculty Position – University of Chicago

| November 28, 2011

Pathology Informatics Faculty Position The Department of Pathology at The University of Chicago is seeking an academically oriented MD or MD/PhD to serve as Director of Pathology Informatics. The Director will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic development of the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and its integration with the Electronic Health Record (EHR) within […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2011

| November 24, 2011

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Pathology Visions Conference Draws Digital Pathology Professionals from Around the World

| November 23, 2011

Congratulations to the award winners and travel award recipients. Great turnout for this meeting complete with CME and attendees from 17 countries.   An unprecedented number of digital pathology professionals attended the 7th annual Pathology Visions Conference earlier this month. The Digital Pathology Association (DPA) gathering in San Diego featured more than 50 presenters and […]

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Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. appoints new Medical Director for Digital Pathology

| November 22, 2011

Fernandez to complement the Ventana growing leadership team focused on advancing the standard of cancer patient care Tucson, 21 November 2011. – Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.(Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced today the appointment of Gerardo (Jerry) Fernandez, M.D., to the position of Medical Director, Ventana Digital Pathology, based in Sunnyvale, CA. Fernandez was […]

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Digital Diagnosis: Your second set of eyes – delivering an expert diagnosis from UPMC

| November 18, 2011

Neat marketing and easy to use instructions and portal for e-consults from UPMC. Expert opionions are now just a mouse click away.http://www.upmc.com/HealthcareProfessionals/Physicians/Pages/digital-pathology-portal.aspx Your first choice for a second opinion.   The UPMC Digital Pathology Consultation Portal is a convenient solution for pathologists seeking a second set of expert eyes and subspecialty expertise. Simply upload digital […]

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AQUA® Technology Expands to Additional Digital Pathology Platform with Launch of Vectra from Caliper Life Sciences, a Perkin-Elmer Company

| November 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Caliper® Life Sciences, a Perkin-Elmer Company, launched their new Vectra™ 2 with AQUA technology, an integrated solution for quantification of protein biomarkers in tissue, at the Molecular Targets & Cancer Therapeutics meeting here this week.  Caliper and HistoRx® collaborated on this new immunofluorescent imaging and analysis solution that […]

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Top pathologist looks at future of technology for breast cancer research

| November 17, 2011

Nice piece by Jeannie Crofts from Northwestern University Medill Reports Chicago and Liron Pantanowitz at UPMC on recent work at Stanford University using advanced technologies for tumor analysis in breast cancer.Nov 16, 2011 Despite advances in treatment, breast cancer remains the most common cancer for women in the country, claiming 40,000 lives last year alone. A […]

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Did the CAP do enough for digital pathology and discussions with the FDA?

| November 16, 2011

In the wake of the FDA panel at Pathology Visions 2011 many questions have come to mind.  As a dues paying, card carrying member of the College of American Pathologists, I have benefited in many ways professionally being associated with the professional organization.  From the time I was a junior member I have served on […]

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US Senators Probe Insurers, Labs on Medicaid Fraud

| November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON – Two U.S. senators are asking several major health insurers and clinical laboratory testing companies for information on whether they exchanged referrals for cheaper prices on lab services, including for patients on Medicaid. Senators Max Baucus, Democratic chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, and Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, […]

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Leica Microsystems Acquires Labindia’s Microscopy and Histopathology Divisions

| November 15, 2011

High-tech Market Leader Is Set to Boost Growth with a Local Presence in India Wetzlar, Germany / Delhi, India. Leica Microsystems, a world leading provider of microscopy systems and total histology solutions, today announced that it has acquired the microscopy and histopathology business of Labindia Instruments Pvt. Ltd., a leading solutions and service provider in […]

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PathXL provides Oxford Biomedical Research Centre with Integrated Digital Pathology Solution

| November 15, 2011

“Flexibility, speed and objectivity” are the key benefits that PathXL’s Integrated Digital Pathology Solution is providing to the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.  PathXL, a leading provider of Digital Pathology Workflow Solutions, today announced the completion of a contract with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre to provide the centre with an integrated digital pathology solution. Drug […]

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Computer ‘Pathologist’ Could Help Assess Breast Cancer Survival

| November 15, 2011

Model under study may someday help, not replace, physicians, researchers say November 9, 2011 In light of FDA comments on the same day these are the kind of tools and technologies that are additive to a pathologists' toolbox to appropriately diagnose and try to predict clinical behavior with morphology that digital pathology offers. In addiiton […]

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Webinar from Aperio — Telepathology: Remote Intraoperative Pathology Consultations

| November 12, 2011

Frozen sections one of the most tangible use cases for digital pathology – from delivery of care to mitigating risk.  This should be a pertinent talk for anyone considering doing telepathology, frozen or other. Thursday, December 8, 2011 Register Now 8:00 am Pacific Time, 11:00 am Eastern Time (4:00 pm London GMT / 10:00 am Mexico City Standard […]

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