Archive for August, 2016

Glencoe Software and ZEISS Partner to Build Open Source File Reader for Whole Slide Imaging

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interesting press release from Glencoe Software and ZEISS this morning. ZEISS is commissioning Glencoe to do custom work that is being made available to the whole community for free. An interesting approach to the whole question of open data and standardization. Seattle, August 30, 2016 – Glencoe Software, the world-leading supplier of image data management […]

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OptraSCAN Digital Pathology Launches 120-Slide Whole Slide Imaging Scanner as Part of its On-Demand Subscription-Based Model

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

High throughput whole slide imaging for Digital Pathology via an affordable monthly subscription without a capital expense SUNNYVALE, CA — OptraSCAN announces it has launched its 120-slide Whole Slide Imaging scanner as part of its On-Demand Subscription model to affordably automate Digital Pathology. High-throughput users of Digital Pathology can now access On-Demand Digital Pathology using […]

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Computers Trounce Pathologists in Predicting Lung Cancer Type, Severity

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I love headlines such as these. First it was “Pigeons to Replace Pathologists in Diagnosing Benign from Malignant Tumors” now it is actual computer algorithms that get it right more times than and more so than ordinary surgical pathologists! Actually, I hope the pigeons do not get any more accurate but I do think that […]

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Israeli Scientists Make Breakthrough in Melanoma Cancer Research

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a landmark discovery, researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have unraveled the metastatic mechanism of melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancers and may therefore have found a way to prevent it Scientists at Tel Aviv University (TAU) discovered that before spreading to other organs, the melanoma tumor sends out tiny vesicles containing molecules […]

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The Power of Being Disconnected

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The plane landed, as scheduled, at about 9 PM Pacific Time from the East coast. Along the way during the nearly five hour flight to a meeting to present an Update on Digital Pathology in Cytopathology I had solid Wi-Fi to complete some work while picking up some hours with the time zone differences along […]

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QualityStar, Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO, First Anatomic Pathology QA Program To Attain Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Listing by HHS

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

DIAGNOSTIC QUALITY ASSURANCE® The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Assurance (AHRQ) has approved the Diagnostic Quality Assurance ® (DQA) listing as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO is a component entity of QualityStar, LLC (www.qualitystar.net), and is the first […]

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Is Big Data Volume in Digital Pathology a Big Problem?

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Digital pathology comes with the promise of many advantages for the pathologists and fostering innovation in how pathology practices are transforming patient care. However, it will also contribute significantly to the healthcare data explosion within hospitals or pathology laboratories. To add a Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) scanner that can process 500 – 1000 slides a […]

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Register for This Week’s DPA Webinar!

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 WEBINAR SERIES 1 CME CREDIT OFFERED A NOVEL TELEPATHOLOGY SYSTEM FOR REMOTE EVALUATION OF TRANSPLANT ORGAN PROCUREMENT BIOPSIES (Or How I Learned to Love Sign Out Cases From Another State in my Pajamas) Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 1 PM EDT  Presenter: Jon Ritter, MD Dept of Pathology and Immunology Washington University   Presentation Overview: Because of […]

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Staff Shares Insights on How Digital Pathology is Transforming Tissue Diagnostics 

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pathology professionals at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in the U.K. discuss how they’re using Roche digital pathology solutions to transform tissue diagnostics. Learn how they’re streamlining collaboration, particularly in their multidisciplinary meetings, and using digital technology in educating new pathologists. 

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You are the Heartbeat of Transform! Sept. 14-16, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

You are the Heartbeat of Transform! Sept. 14-16, Mayo Clinic Join Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation – the first human-centered design team integrated into a medical practice – for Transform 2016! Transform is not just about speakers, activities, or one singular moment. Transform is the energy of all of these things – the total experience […]

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Delivering Babies in Honolulu and Taking the Test in Chicago

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Northwestern Medical School prided itself in all its clinical departments, the strength of their faculty and teaching abilities, as well they should. A right for a Top 20 medical school in the rankings, for what they are worth. In particular, they were particularly proud of their Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics programs. Oddly, they were […]

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New Study Suggests Integrating Multiple Types of Protein Biomarkers Increases Accuracy of Early Breast Cancer Detection

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

When serum protein biomarker data were used independently, clinical sensitivity and specificity for detection of breast cancer were 74.7% and 77.0%, respectively. When tumor-associated autoantibody data were used independently, clinical sensitivity and specificity for detection of breast cancer were 72.2% and 70.8%, respectively. When tumor autoantibody and serum protein data were used together, clinical sensitivity […]

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Interested in Supporting Pathology Visions 2016?

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA) is pleased to offer a wide range of support opportunities at Pathology Visions 2016! Each opportunity has a variety of benefits that give your company the influence it needs to create a memorable experience with attendees. Positions are not guaranteed and fill up quickly – reserve your support level today! Diamond Level […]

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