Archive for December, 2013

Medical Automation’s Top Twenty Medical Advancements of 2013

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Medical Automation’s Top Twenty Medical Advancements for 2013 were selected from over 350 summaries featured in the Tagline weekly newsletter.  These advancements are truly notable since all the summaries brought to you throughout the year are first selected from thousands of news announcements by the Tagline Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Terry Sharrer, and then winnowed down to just 20 […]

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How has the radio survived?

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a child I recall countless hours in my parent’s car’s going to hockey games or visiting relatives miles from our home.  WLS-890 AM or WGN-720 AM seemed to be locked channels on the car radio, intermittently or occasionally only interrupted by big band music and then back to news or talk on one of […]

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Register Now for the DPA’s Upcoming Free Webinar – January 14, 2014

| December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Register Now for the DPA’s Webinar WSI Validation Leaders Kickoff 2014 with Review and Forecasts  Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 2 PM ESTJoin the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2 PM EST to hear Liron Pantanowitz, MD of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Thomas Bauer, MD, PhD of the Cleveland […]

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Register Now for Doctors 2.0 and You – June 5-6, 2014, Paris

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

      Doctors 2.0 & You, the most tweeted health conference in Europe with 7464 tweets over a two day period, confirmed by Symplur   Paris – December 19, 2013 – Doctors 2.0 & You, the digital healthcare conference in Europe, and Symplur, LLC, partners for the promotion of advanced Twitter analytics, announced new data regarding […]

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Webinar from Visiopharm: An Extreme Makeover for Histopathology – January 9, 2014

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Presented by: Michael Grunkin, PhD CEO and Co-Founder of Visiopharm Learn more about Michael Date January 9th, 2014 at 7 AM PST/ 10:00 AM EST/ 4 PM CET Register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/733392449 About the Webinar: The practice of histopathology faces several challenges; specifically an increasing number of cases that must be processed and diagnosed faster while […]

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Intestinal Strongyloides (Strongyloidiasis)

| December 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thanks to GP for sharing this case.  Our third one this year of this entity.  Duodenal biopsy. Apparently I like photographing this disease having published a few images before on PathologyPics a few years ago and Wikimedia Commons more recently. Here are some images of the most recent case (click image to enlarge):

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Leica Biosystems Announces Full Ownership of Jung Feintechnik

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

RICHMOND, IL, December 20, 2013 – Leica Biosystems today announced that it has increased its ownership of Jung Feintechnik from 50% to 100%. Jung Feintechnik is based in Eisfeld, Germany. It is a developer and manufacturer of high quality sectioning products for the Histology process, most recently collaborating on Leica Biosystems’ DB80 Premium Microtome Blade. “The acquisition is […]

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Infographic: The Cost of Cancer

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of PathXL: After launching our new product TissueMark at last month’s AMP conference in Phoenix we populated this infographic to highlight the rising issue cancer presents with specific focus on the UK and Europe.

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Philips receives FDA clearance for First-Ever Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Current methodology for breast density assessment can be subjective and is limited to manual and visual inspection of the mammography image. Philips’ Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application available on the MicroDose SI mammography system measures the amount of fibroglandular tissue over the whole breast to objectively determine a volumetric density measurement.    ANDOVER, Mass. – […]

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AXIO SCAN.Z1 DIGITAL SLIDE SCANNER ACHEIVES OPTIMAL IMAGE QUALITY

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Exciting news from Carl Zeiss Microscopy — Flexible automated image capture in bright-field and fluorescence The Axio Scan.Z1, an automated microscope from Carl Zeiss Microscopy, allows researchers to digitalize fixed tissue sections and cytologic specimens in bright-field and fluorescence. Supporting scientists with recurring tasks in the capture of large sample contingents, for example tissue analysis […]

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Enzo and Flagship advance in situ hybridization CDx with digital pathology

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enzo Biochem and Flagship Biosciences partner to provide tissue-based companion diagnostics offering complete solution for in situ hybridization development to pharmaceutical companies New York, NY – December 11, 2013 – Enzo Biochem Inc. (NYSE:ENZ) and Flagship Biosciences LLC, of Boulder, CO, today announced a partnership in tissue-based companion diagnostics that will enable personalized diagnosis and treatment […]

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RIP 88342 – Part 2: Dear Patient, We are sorry to inform you that

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

we can no longer offer immunohistochemistry services to assist in the diagnosis of your case.  We have been informed by Medicare that this service is, for as long as Medicare exists, not really valued and if there are alternatives to diagnose your case we should use them. In fact, we are going to have to […]

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Digital pathology enables MUMC’s AP lab to deliver prompt, confident diagnoses

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another high quality video from Ventana on their digital pathology solutions. When treating cancer patients, every second counts. Prof. Dr. Axel zur Hausen of Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC), located in Maastricht, the Netherlands, pioneered the use of whole slide imaging to quickly deliver diagnostic pathology reports instantaneously to referring physicians — both within the […]

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“You’re my guardian organ!”

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

High quality video produced by Harvard Medical School on what the spleen does: And the equally serious “Gunner” video also produced by one of the finest medical schools in the land. I see they have equally high standards for video production:

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