Author Archive: Dr. Keith J. Kaplan

Surgical pathologist with interests in pathology informatics and digital pathology

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OptraSCAN Webinar December 7: International and Domestic Second Opinion Consultation through Digital Pathology

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

OPTRASCAN INVITES YOU TO ITS WEBINAR International and Domestic Second Opinion Consultation through Digital Pathology Thursday, December 7th – 11:00 AM Register here: https://app.livestorm.co/optrascan/international-second-opinion-consultation-through-digital-pathology The increase in cancer rates, shortage of pathologists and limited resources in remote areas, create a global burden on the pathology system. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how the UCLA Health system […]

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ContextVision Broadens Digital Pathology Advisory Board

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM – November 8, 2017 – ContextVision, a medical technology company specializing in image analysis and artificial intelligence, has added new members to its advisory board for DESUTO, a Eurostar sponsored research program within digital pathology. Professor Junya Fukuoka of the Department of Pathology in Nagasaki and Professor Fredrik Pontén of Uppsala University have both joined the […]

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Inspirata’s Digital Pathology Cockpit Goes Live at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thirteen pathologists who volunteered to be “early adopters” are now using the new digital pathology cockpit to manage and review whole slide images of anatomic pathology slides. Columbus, Ohio, November 7, 2017 – Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today that it has deployed the first group of its digital pathology […]

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The Clinic Door – Chapter 2: The Emergency Room

| November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my previous post (see The Clinic Door – Chapter 1: The Beginning) I mentioned becoming ill in August and my introduction to the healthcare system from the perspective of consumer rather than provider.  About a month down from the road from that post, I have had other experiences I hope to talk about but […]

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PathAI Lands $11M for Artificial Intelligence in Pathology

| November 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Congratulations to Andy Beck and his team at PathAI. Investors continue to be very active at funding artificial intelligence (AI), particularly within healthcare applications and given the image intense nature of pathology, a perfect target for commercial applications. It is always exciting to watch when a physician can commercialize their ideas in companies, particularly if […]

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Japanese Researchers Say AI Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

New software built in Japan can detect bowel cancer in less than a second. The AI-powered system, built in Japan, was found to have a 94 percent accuracy rate, researchers claim. Who needs endoscopic skills or microscopy skills now for colorectal cancer screening? The system analysed more than 300 colorectal adenomas in 250 patients, taking less […]

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Physician Burnout: Is it Real and What is the Cause? Part 1

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I don’t recall where I read it but I do recall when. In a page of a book written by a physician, he lamented there are three things that can change a person’s life forever (perhaps not in this order but as I recall it): Going to medical school, joining the Army and giving birth […]

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Philips All In on Digital Pathology

| October 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

It will come as no surprise to anyone in the digital pathology space that Philips has been transforming the digital pathology market from several directions. Of course, the company completed a non-inferiority study which has been published in The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, the results of which were included in their submission to the […]

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CEO Profile: OptraSCAN’s Abhi Gholap

| October 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

This is the fifth in a series of CEO short interviews about their views on their company, the digital pathology market, lessons learned and perhaps a little insight into their business principles.  My personal thanks to Mr. Gholap and OptraSCAN’s team for their time and efforts to complete this interview and provide some insights into their […]

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Introducing HALO-AI: Moving Deep Learning Out of the Computer Lab and into the Hands of the Pathologist

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wednesday 25th October | 8:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT | 4:00 PM BST Vlado Ovtcharov, Lead Algorithm Engineer, Indica Labs, Inc Dr. Kate Lillard Tunstall, CSO, Indica Labs, Inc   If you’ve attended any digital pathology or medical imaging meetings over the past couple of years, you have heard artificial intelligence or deep learning mentioned at least once.  If […]

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Understanding the Social Network Pathologist – The Drive to Share, Discuss and Mingle

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

microDimensions, a provider of software solutions and services for the processing, visualization, and analysis of microscopic image data, has an interesting article on their blog discussing the use, merits issues and deliverables of social media in pathology. The article is written by Antje Reich and I think touches on key issues of using social media […]

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Inspirata and Leica Biosystems Sign Agreement to Add Aperio Digital Pathology Scanners to Inspirata’s End-to-End Workflow Solution Portfolio

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leica Biosystems suite of anatomic pathology whole slide scanners will be available as best-of-breed options for the diverse needs of the complex pathology departments served by Inspirata. Washington, DC, October 10, 2017 – Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Leica Biosystems to expand […]

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Inspirata Collaborates with Elsevier to Offer ExpertPath and ImmunoQuery in its Diagnostic Cockpit and Consultation Portal

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Inspirata has established a real-time interface to Elsevier’s pathology decision support tools. Washington, DC, October 9, 2017 – Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today that it has collaborated with Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, to integrate Elsevier’s ExpertPath™ and ImmunoQuery® diagnostic decision support tools into […]

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First Bi-Directional Interface Between a Lab Information System (LIS) and a Digital Pathology Cockpit Creates a Single Immersive Environment for Pathologists to Review Cases and Report Diagnostic Findings

| October 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

There is no doubt for anyone in the pathology business who wants to get into the digital pathology business that LIS integration (and dare I say interoperability between systems) with digital pathology systems is critical for adoption. Historically, this has been a challenge both for digital pathology software/hardware manufacturers and LIS companies to complete. In […]

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