Tag: Pathology

Peter Hamilton Discusses the Future of Pathology with Keith Kaplan Live from Belfast

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fri, May 20, 2016 10:00 AM AM EDT/7:00 AM PDT Show in My Time Zone REGISTER HERE Professor Peter Hamilton is joined LIVE by Dr Keith Kaplan at PathXL’s HQ in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Join this webinar where they discuss the impact of the digital pathology industry on the wider medical community and what emerging […]

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The Dark Side of The Moon

With all due respect to Pink Floyd, it seems there is some growing concern the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is running off course a bit with its recent selection of the “Blue Ribbon Panel” and who is at the table for high level discussions concerning this initiative.  I made some remarks to this in a recent […]

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Pigeons to Replace Pathologists in Diagnosing Benign from Malignant Tumors

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all the hype and worry over a pathologist shortage in the coming decade, investigators from California, Iowa and Georgia decided to take action and train pigeons to become pathologists. It turns out that pigeons and pathologists are very similar in many ways but are less expensive to recruit and retain, have a higher reproductive […]

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Patients Advocating for Pathologists

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently came across these statements: The issues set forth herein must be further explored to ensure that patients are receiving appropriate care based on accurate diagnoses and accurate identification of predictive and prognostic markers. A pathologic diagnosis is the foundation upon which all other treatment decisions are made and with breast cancer, the pathology […]

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The Elevator Pitch on “Why Do I Need a Pathology PACS?”

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Sectra; Published October 28, 2015 – By Simon Häger, Product Manager, Sectra Digital Pathology Solution In the past year, I have attended a number of pathology shows to discuss digital pathology in general and Sectra’s solution in particular. A very common question is: “Why do I need a PACS and not just a simple image […]

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Pathology Goes Digital – What Can We Learn From Radiology’s Journey? – 5 Tips From UK Radiologists

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of SECTRA Pathology is embarking on a similar digitization journey as radiology has experienced. Despite some obvious differences in how the transition to digital images will occur, it is obvious that questions similar to those once asked by radiologists are now being asked by pathologists. Radiologists have transformed their way of working, from processing […]

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“Herceptoid” and “Personalized” Medicine

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the summer a longtime friend asked if I could review some slides for a friend of his, or actually from his friend’s wife. Of course I agreed to do so. He mentioned that she had “metastatic breast cancer” and wanted to make sure the slides fit that diagnosis to insure she was getting the […]

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For Better or For Worse

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

For better or for worse the general public, what I will call the “patient public”, potential and existing consumers of healthcare services that may be delivered by pathologists and laboratories, do not know who we are. They do not know what a pathologist is or what pathology is.  They don’t know if the lab in […]

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Pathology as a Much Maligned Specialty is Not

| July 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

“Several studies have shown that the specialty of pathology tends to attract intuitive, detail-oriented introverts who appreciate the emphasis on intellectual ability and the lack of direct patient contact.” H.L. Mencken said, “What animates a great pathologist? Is it the desire to cure disease, to save life? Surely not, save perhaps as an afterthought. He […]

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Who is Reading Your Breast Biopsy? Or Liver Biopsy?

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is the first of a multi-part series on continuing issues as I see them with trying to find a balance in surgical pathology between “general” practice and “sub-specialization” that I think affects a lot of groups and departments of pathology in some way, shape or form and what it means for pathology of the […]

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Flagship Biosciences reaches milestone with “fit-for-purpose” digital pathology services

| April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Westminster, CO – April 5, 2015 – Since 2009, Flagship Biosciences has grown to become recognized as the clear industry leader in the delivery of precision pathology reports quantifying a given endpoint in digital pathology. These reports are used in discovery and CLIA clinical trials for measuring a critical biological endpoint for drug or device […]

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XIFIN and vRad Partner to Integrate Pathology and Radiology Workflows for Consolidated Diagnostic Reports

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

XIFIN and vRad just announced a partnership this morning to integrate pathology and radiology workflows for consolidated diagnostic reports.  The companies intend to create an online clinical workflow to facilitate consolidated diagnostic reports for radiology, pathology, and clinical laboratory results.  The online solution will initially support referring oncologists and their patients.  The full release is below: […]

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Smart Imaging Technologies and InvitroCue Team Up to Bring Digital Pathology to Asia

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smart Imaging Technologies Co and InvitroCue launch strategic partnership to offer Digital Pathology services in Singapore and other Asian countries. Smart Imaging Technologies Co and InvitroCue launch strategic partnership to offer Digital Pathology services in Singapore and other Asian countries. Services include digital slide scanning, archival, advanced tissue image analytics and remote pathology consultation network. […]

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Flagship Biosciences announces agreement in tissue based companion diagnostics development

Flagship Biosciences’ custom image analysis development leverages Leica Biosystems’ strong installed base in digital pathology Boulder, CO – April 30, 2014 – Flagship Biosciences announces it has reached agreement with Leica Biosystems to allow its custom algorithms to be utilized in companion diagnostics development on the Aperio ePathology platform. The agreement allows Flagship’s quantitative analysis […]

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