Archive for February, 2015

The Hospital

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The hospital is where, as a medical student, you transform from an unwilling apprentice of sorts to a practitioner. The shorter the white coat, the less skilled you are. Medical student white coats are more like short dinner jackets in white polyester with patches and emblazoned logos clearly demarcating you are “in training” or a […]

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Register Now for Sarcoma Stomp 2015!

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’ve not yet registered for the 2015 Sarcoma Stomp, get to your computer or device and join us before the Go Play Save Coupon Books are gone! Be one of the first 200 registrants and receive a free Go Play Save coupon book for the Charlotte area!! (One book per family, please.) These books are filled with hundreds of coupons […]

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FDA Announces Availability of Draft Guidance on WSI Devices

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download here (available from Federal Register 2/25/2015) PDF of Draft Guidance Document The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance entitled “Technical Performance Assessment of Digital Pathology Whole Slide Imaging Devices.” This draft guidance provides industry and Agency staff with recommendations regarding the technical performance assessment data that should […]

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Making a Business Case for Digital Pathology

| February 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Last week Simon Häger, Product Manager from Sectra, wrote an interesting article on their website entitled “How to Build a Business Case to Justify the Investment in Digital Pathology“. Simon breaks down the gains into some basic categories in terms of return on investment, namely,  increased pathologist efficiency, savings in external consultations, reduced cost of internal […]

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The Pathology Truck

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

As I child growing up I spent many summers, spring breaks, and winter breaks visiting my grandparents in South Florida. In the late 1970’s the place was already full of retirees from the rust belt and other northern parts. I enjoyed golf, swimming and shuffleboard and later, a convenient place to stay during college and […]

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The Journey of Quantitative Digital Pathology: From Images to Knowledge

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The scanning of slides into whole slide images (WSI) is the just the first step on the journey of quantitative digital pathology; a journey in which hypotheses can be tested, derived and ultimately deliver both qualitative and quantitative knowledge about a variety of diseases. The ability to process and analyze tissue that has been labeled […]

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Hamamatsu Photonics Introduces the NanoZoomer SQ

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The latest addition to the highly successful NanoZoomer slide scanner range It is a single slide desktop scanner, compact in size and affordable in price. Its price and ease of use brings telepathology to your fingertips. The NanoZoomer SQ is ideal for developing networks, sharing images and real-time consultation, helping to improve working efficiency and […]

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Making Clinical Diagnosis Picture-Perfect the Focus at Huron Digital Pathology

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Readers may have noticed recently Huron Digital Pathology has rebranded itself from Huron Technologies and Biomedical Photometrics prior to that.  Their new logo on the right sidebar reflects their continued focus on manufacturing reliable scanning technologies within digital pathology.  More company history and news is contained in the press release below.  Check out their revamped website […]

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Glencoe Software Raises $800K

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seattle-based scientific imaging startup Glencoe Software today announced a $800,000 seed investment round led by TIE Angels Group Seattle. Glencoe Software is a 10-year-old company that helps researchers in the biopharma and publishing sectors manage and analyze large amounts of image datasets, where every pixel is a quantitative measurement. The 13-person startup sells its data access tools to thousands of […]

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Wanted: Academic Anatomic Pathologist With Subspecialty Interest In Digital Pathology

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology (tenure or non-tenure track): The Department of Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is seeking to hire a faculty person board certified/eligible in Anatomic Pathology, with a strong academic interest in digital pathology. The successful candidate will be based primarily at […]

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Executive War College Registration is Open!

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary May 5-6, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana Senior lab executives, administrators, and pathologists—if you attend just one event this year, make it the 2015 Executive War College.  Help celebrate our 20th anniversary and join a superb and comprehensive line-up of sessions and speakers, designed to give you a […]

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New PathXL Tablet Viewer – A Virtual Microscopy Course in Your Hand

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thursday, February 17th  USA: 10am – 11am CST  Europe: 4pm – 5pm GMT PathXL’s flagship digital pathology education product, Tutor, has over 35,000 users worldwide and has transformed the way microscopy based courses are provided. With the rapid increase in use of tablet and mobile devices, PathXL focused efforts on keeping up with users’ demands. That is why […]

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WEBINAR: Preparing Your Lab for the Next Round of Payer Audits: Emerging Issues with Out-of-Network Billing, Medical Necessity, and Other Payer Concerns

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Learn why government and private health plans are taking tougher actions to ensure that clinical labs and pathology groups are complying with laws, regulations, and managed care contract terms Distinguished Presenters Jane Pine Wood Attorney and Partner McDonald Hopkins Richard S. Cooper Attorney and Partner McDonald Hopkins There is much happening in how Medicare […]

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Huron Technologies Rebrands as Huron Digital Pathology

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Huron Technologies has rebranded itself as Huron Digital Pathology. The new name and accompanying logo more clearly communicate Huron’s focus on delivering innovative whole slide imaging solutions for digital pathology. Supporting the rebranding, the company has launched a new website at www.hurondigitalpathology.com. The site features Huron’s award winning TissueScopeTM digital slide scanners, TissueViewTM image management […]

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