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ACLA Files Lawsuit Challenging CMS Implementation of PAMA

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported by GenomeWeb among many media outlets, in an anticipated move, the American Clinical Laboratory Association filed a lawsuit last Monday against Acting Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan, challenging the process by which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services set prices for laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to […]

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SPOT CytoXpress™ Makes ROSE Consults Cost Effective

| December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The CAP Cytopathology Committee found telepathology was the only cost effective method for ROSE (Rapid On-Site Evaluation) support of FNA/EBUS procedures:  http://www.captodayonline.com/fna-cytology-rapid-on-site-evaluation-how-practice-varies/ You can use your own microscope! Consult with your Pathologist remotely and get reimbursed! SPOT Imaging’s CytoXpress™ lets your clinician or technologist transmit a live interactive image stream directly to your computer eliminating the […]

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Digital Pathology Advancing Medicine to the Digital Age – Part of the 25th Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

February 12-14, 2018   |   Moscone South Convention Center   |   San Francisco, CA Triconference.com/Digital-Pathology Bristol-Myers Squibb and Genentech to Present on Benefits of Multiplex Immunohistochemistry at CHI’s Digital Pathology Conference in San Francisco Multiplexes IHC and Image Analysis in Immuno-Oncology Drug Development and Companion Diagnostics Michael C. Montalto, Ph.D., Executive Director, Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb Conventional immunohistochemistry, […]

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How a Community Based Cancer Center Took the Leap Into the 21st Century Through Technology Backed Tumor Boards

| December 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

Multi-disciplinary tumor boards (MDT) have been the highlight of cancer programs for years and enable the delivery of well-coordinated care and bring the expertise of numerous specialties to each patient case. Previous studies have shown that 40% of the time, the primary oncologist or provider’s plan changes as a result of this multi-disciplinary discussion. There […]

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Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Among 12 Most Important Health Innovations of the Year

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is that time of year again to celebrate the scientific discoveries and innovations as reviewed by different organizations and publications. Among this year’s Popular Science top health innovations of 2017 is Philips’ IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS) for collaborative diagnostics. The publication wrote: “Pathology is a frustratingly analog branch of medicine. Pathologists must slice, stain, and […]

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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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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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