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Proscia Takes on Subjectivity in Pathology Through AI Innovation

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Proscia continues to demonstrate the potential for its technology demonstrating agreement between its algorithms and pathologist reads in detection and classification of breast cancer. Proscia Inc., a data and analytics solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced their digital pathology technology has the potential to eliminate subjectivity in the detection and classification of breast cancer. Using […]

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TRIBVN Healthcare and its Partner Hamamatsu are Supporting the Pathology Department at the University Hospital Centre of Montreal in its Digital Transition 

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

TRIBVN Healthcare, Hamamatsu Photonics and the University Hospital Centre of Montreal have joined forces in a partnership for the creation of a centre of excellence in digital pathology In 2015, the University Hospital Centre of Montreal (CHUM) launched a public consultation for the initiation of the transition of its pathology department to digital technology. The […]

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Dr. Michael Becich to Give Keynote Address “Towards A Digital Pathology Commons” at Pathology Visions 2017

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

 KEYNOTE PRESENTER ANNOUNCED Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD Chairman and Distinguished University Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine The DPA is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Becich will give the Keynote Address entitled Towards A Digital Pathology Commons at Pathology Visions 2017.  Dr. Mike Becich is an experimental surgical pathologist who is focused on translational informatics. […]

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The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy – Part 2

| April 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

In my previous post, The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy – Part 1 I wrote briefly about growing up outside of Chicago in a suburb called Cicero. For lack of a better word, Jimmy was perhaps as close a friend as anyone could have in that neighborhood. But one learned from an early age to be […]

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162 Days of Change

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

As of last Thursday, April 12, 2017 and going back to a rainy night in Cleveland on November 2, 2016, the past 162 days have seen at least 3 things most Americans, and perhaps many across the world thought they would never see happen in their lifetimes. That rainy night in Cleveland started the clock […]

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CAP Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Confocal Microscopy Webinar Join us April 25 from 11:00 AM–Noon (CDT)to learn more about using non-invasive imaging as a diagnostic tool for assessing pigmented skin lesions. Register Now Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions Dermatopathologist Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD, FCAP of the CAP’s In Vivo Microscopy Committee will discuss a systematic approach to the non-invasive diagnosis of […]

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FDA Allows Marketing of First Whole Slide Imaging System for Digital Pathology

| April 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Welcome news anticipated from FDA for some time with recent Philips submission for approval. Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution (PIPS) first WSI system approved with special controls on the system to insure patient safety. More to follow on FDA approval of WSI for clinical use! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the […]

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ContextVision Secures Large-Scale Data Source for Digital Pathology Research and Development

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM – ContextVision, a medical technology company specializing in image analysis and artificial intelligence, has started a collaboration and signed an agreement with ALABplus, one of Poland’s largest provider of pathology services, to secure access to a significant amount of data for deep learning product development within digital pathology. “The present contract is extremely valuable for ContextVision as we […]

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The Motley Fool: Google AI Just Beat Human Pathologists at Detecting Cancer

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Apparently it is official…pathologists have been replaced by Google. Just like those folding maps, the yellow pages, the white pages, newspapers, racing forms, microfiche, books and other annoying analog nuances of daily life. The original story is of course not “just”, unless “just” means news going back a month as shown on CNN: Google uses AI to help diagnose breast cancer. […]

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A.I. Versus M.D. – Either Way – Pathologists Do Not Diagnose Cancer – Part 1

| April 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

A loyal reader tipped me off to a recent article in The New Yorker entitled “A.I. Versus M.D.” The article is written by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a well known oncologist and author of The Emperor of all Maladies. This article, the book and the documentary are all worth reading/viewing if you are not familiar with […]

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ProNet Expands Use of Patient Data in Telehealth

| April 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Telehealth is fundamentally changing how healthcare leaders handle care delivery. In the ever-changing digital age, it’s important to stay current on telehealth as to not fall behind the competition and more importantly, to provide a higher level of care to patients and work toward improved interoperability within the healthcare system. XIFIN is one of seven […]

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DPA Companion Meeting to Take Place at 2017 Pathology Informatics Summit

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

SAVE THE DATE! DPA COMPANION MEETING To take place at the 2017 Pathology Informatics Summit Monday, May 22, 2017 | 5:00-7:00 PM Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel | King’s Garden 2/3 Pittsburgh, PA Presentations Include: Quantitative Image Analysis for HER2 Immunohistochemistry for Breast Cancer: Guideline Update and – Review of Draft Recommendations by Dr. Marilyn Bui Primary Diagnosis […]

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What Do Physicians Give Up for Lent?

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The GomerBlog, a self-proclaimed strictly “satirical and fake news blog site” published a tongue-and-cheek list of what doctors in each specialty have given up for Lent. While GomerBlog discloses “Our articles are not intended to be insensitive, or offensive, or to otherwise belittle those affected with any medical disease, condition, or illness.  We apologize if we have offended you, […]

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Advances in Leica Biosystems Aperio VERSA* Digital Pathology for Cancer Researchers Showcased at AACR 2017

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leica Biosystems announced that it will demonstrate cutting- edge technology, the Aperio VERSA digital pathology system, at the American Association of Cancer Researchers’ meeting in Washington, DC April 1 – 5, 2017. Designed for the most demanding research facilities, Aperio VERSA incorporates brightfield and fluorescent whole slide imaging within a single system. This state-of the-art […]

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