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German Shepherds to Replace Mammograms

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week a loyal reader sent me a link to an article on Yahoo! that headlined “Dogs detect breast cancer from bandage: researchers” from a French news agency. The article goes on to report that specially trained German Shepherds could successfully detect breast cancer 100% of the time, being able to “recognise cancerous rags from […]

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“Academic” Tweeting – Is it “Academic” and Will it Be Recognized as Such?

| March 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Dr. Bruce Friedman over at Lab Soft News has an interesting post today on “The “Why” and “How” of Academic Tweeting”. Many of you know that Bruce is widely considered the grandfather of pathology informatics, coining the term decades ago, envisioning organizations, societies, fellowships before many. He and Mike Becich are two people I would […]

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The Restaurateur Who Thought Like a Pathologist

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Again, the talk of not healthcare reform but rather healthcare payment reform and the interests of lawmakers, physicians, patients, payers and industry at stake with potential significant cost/reimbursement and research budget cuts proposed has led me to thinking, without politicizing, how bizarre it all really can be. My first year of medical school a friend and I […]

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Adoption of Digital Pathology, Ford Model T and Electric Toothbrushes

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Simon Häger, Product manager Sectra Digital Pathology Many pathology labs are currently switching from glass-based reviews using a microscope, to a computer-based workflow for reviewing digital images. This transition is particularly strong in the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands. It is highly likely that most labs throughout these regions will be completely digital within […]

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Leica Biosystems and Leeds Hospital Establish Strategic Partnership to Provide Quantifiable Benefits of Digital Pathology

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

United Kingdom – Leica Biosystems and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust/University of Leeds recently announced that they have formalized a collaborative relationship on Digital Pathology (DP). Their collective goal is to demonstrate the substantial clinical and productivity benefits of deploying Digital Pathology on a large scale. To this end, Leeds has begun the full adoption of […]

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Leveraging Technology For Integrated Diagnostic Reporting

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Chrystal Adams, Associate Vice President, XIFIN and Don Rule, CEO, Translational Software There is ongoing effort in healthcare to integrate and expand the use of patient data to improve clinical decision making and support cost-effective, patient-centered care. Much of the needed data resides within the diagnostic specialties of pathology, radiology, laboratory, and molecular diagnostics. […]

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Visiopharm Announces Inaugural North America User Group Meeting

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visiopharm is proud to announce our inaugural North America User Group Meeting, in collaboration with Pathology Informatics Summit, May 20th – May 21st 2017. The meeting will begin with a fun filled customer appreciation night, watching the Pirates at PNC Park from a World Series Suite, followed by a full day of scientific presentations and […]

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New Digital Pathology Consultation Portal Launched by Inspirata Facilitates Subspecialty Consultations, Second Opinions and Remote QA

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Available as a standalone portal or in Inspirata’s Diagnostic Cockpit, the highly configurable Consultation Portal enables partner institutions anywhere in the world to log into their custom-branded site to send cases, process payment for services and receive a consult letter. San Antonio, TX, March 7, 2017/PRWeb – Cancer diagnostics workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. has […]

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Philips and LabPON Plan to Create World’s Largest Pathology Database of Annotated Tissue Images for Deep Learning

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Best, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and LabPON, the first clinical laboratory to  transition to 100% histopathology digital diagnosis, today announced its plans to create a digital database of massive aggregated sets of annotated pathology images and big data utilizing Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution1. The database will provide pathologists with a […]

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Corista Announces Platform Integration and Collaboration with Elsevier to Deliver Enhanced Digital Pathology Workflow

| March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

DP3 Digital Pathology Platform now offers Instant Access to Elsevier’s ExpertPathTM image library Concord, MA — Corista, a leader in integrated pathology solutions, today announced its collaboration with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Corista will offer direct access to Elsevier’s ExpertPath(TM) and ImmunoQuery® from within the Pathology Dashboard(TM) of […]

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Philips Introduces New Digital Solutions and Services to Advance Pathology at the 2017 USCAP Annual Meeting

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

San Antonio TX, USA – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) recently announced upcoming additions to its portfolio of pathology solutions as part of its presence at the 2017 USCAP Annual Meeting. At the Philips booth (#202), USCAP attendees will experience a broadened portfolio of computational pathology and digital pathology solutions and services that extend […]

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OptraSCAN Digital Pathology Expands its Advisory Board

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Strategic advisors join OptraSCAN to broaden reach into molecular pathology, immunology and biomarker development market segments SUNNYVALE, CA–(BUSINESS WIRE)—OptraSCAN, Inc. today announced the appointment of four new members to its Advisory Board, including Dr. Michael C. Montalto of Bristol-Myer Squibb, Dr. Jiaoti Huang of Duke University, Dr. Allen Gown of PhenoPath Laboratories and Dr. Abul […]

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Fimmic Launches Deep Learning AI Analytics on Their Next-Generation WebMicroscope® Cloud Platform

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Helsinki, Finland, 1st March, 2017 – Fimmic, a company developing intelligent, cloud-based software solutions for digital microscopy announces the launch of their next-generation WebMicroscope Deep Learning Platform at USCAP 2017 in March 6-8. Fimmic’s unique cloud platform brings state-of the-art Deep Learning AI based image analysis to the fingertips of every pathologist or researcher, no […]

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OptraSCAN – USCAP 2017 Immunohistochemistry/Immunofluorescence Case Contest

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

OptraSCAN is inviting you to submit your best immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence case for a chance to win the newly released “From Magic to Molecules: An Illustrated History of Disease”, as well as a PPT of the best cases submitted for your personal or teaching use. Please visit http://optrascan.com/USCAP-2017-Contest/ to submit case history, diagnosis and image […]

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