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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Apparently it is official…pathologists have been replaced by Google.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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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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