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XIFIN Highlights Flaws in CMS 2018 Draft PAMA Pricing

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rate Setting Not Market-based and Circumvents Legislative Intent SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, has conducted an initial review of the draft laboratory rates published on Sept. 22 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2018 clinical laboratory tests under the Protecting Access […]

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WSI Device Clearances After the Philips De Novo Classification: An Outlook on the Regulatory Road Ahead

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Christopher Ivicevich, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Compliance, OptraSCAN With the recent shift in the industry as the result of this decision, a common question is “What lies in store for digital pathology system manufacturers in the wake of the FDA granting Philips’ de novo classification request for its IntelliSite device?” First, What […]

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RLI Summit 2017: What Radiology can Learn from Pathology about AI 

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Source: HealthImaging.com (Dave Pearson) Healthcare-provider organizations that fail to turn their exponentially expanding troves of clinical data into actionable intelligence are at risk of getting strangled by their own success at generating and capturing said data. And most health systems already have enough clinical data to make more useful primary observations than any group of […]

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Register Now for API Digital Pathology Workshop at Henry Ford Hospital

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

API Digital Pathology Workshop – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 12/8/17 – 12/9/17 Workshop Summary This workshop is the first in a planned continuing series of hospital-based, practical workshops focused on digital pathology. Short, didactic lectures by national experts will be punctuated by round-table discussions including vendor representatives. Topics covered will include the development of […]

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Is the Pen Mightier Than the Scalpel?

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although a surgeon’s goal is to remove cancer in its entirety during excision surgery, achieving negative margins (absence of cancer cells at the outer edge of the excised tumor specimen) can be challenging. To facilitate intraoperative diagnosis, Zhang et al. from multiple institutions in Texas developed a handheld pen-like device that rapidly identifies the molecular profile of […]

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Register Now for Philips Digital Pathology US Roadshow – Orlando and San Diego Coming Soon

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the need for further education on the topic of digital pathology, specifically with the recent approval of Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostics, Philips is organizing a US roadshow, visiting 7 cities in 2017, to educate pathologists on digital pathology. Register now for the Orlando or San Diego locations! Learn all about Digital Transformation in […]

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Neagen and Visiopharm Announce New Technical Integration Between Image Analysis and PACS to Meet Demands from Pathologists

| September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Workflow, workflow, workflow has been a laboratory mantra for decades. Lean engineering principles, risk reduction, patient safety and efficiencies in every step. And for almost as long it has been recognized in digital pathology that workflow would need to be improved, particularly in “open” systems where best-of-breed may be implemented rather than “closed” systems. One […]

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Pathology and Our Societies Need to Evolve

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past 20+ years I have had the good fortune of attending dozens of national meetings hosted by organizations and societies outside of the pathology field. Going to medical school in Chicago offered medical students in the city the opportunity to attend large gynecology, pediatric, surgery and internal medicine meetings, not to mention their […]

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Artificial Intelligence is Aiding Pathologists

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several artificial intelligence systems are appearing within the laboratory marketplace aimed at aiding the pathologist in making faster and more accurate decisions in relation to disease diagnosis. One area where artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to make an impact is with the detection of cancer. This is a big step-change, considering that for […]

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Proscia Provides Agilent Technologies with Digital Pathology Platform for Interactive Version of the Dako Atlas of Stains

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

BALTIMORE, MD — AUGUST 30, 2017 — Proscia Inc, a data solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced that Agilent Pathology Solutions, a division of Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), has released a new online interactive version of its Dako Atlas of Stains powered by Proscia’s digital pathology platform. Pathologists around the world have depended on the printed and PDF version […]

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New Image Sharing Platform Anyslide Opens up Digital Pathology to Everyone

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Munich, August 31 st , 2017 — microDimensions launches new cloud-based image sharing and collaboration platform, helping to overcome some of the major hurdles on the way to digital pathology. Digital Pathology is happening. While the advantages are evident and experts already predict a new generation of pathologists, only few laboratories and institutes have started planning and investing in […]

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Philips Digital Pathology Introduces US Roadshow

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the need for further education on the topic of digital pathology, specifically with the recent approval of Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostics, Philips is organizing a US roadshow, visiting 7 cities in 2017, to educate pathologists on digital pathology. The first stop on the roadshow is Houston on August 29th followed by Chicago […]

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Glencoe Software’s PathViewer Digital Pathology Solution Easily Handles Multiplexed Imaging Data

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing a need for better data visualization of multiplexed images in digital pathology, Glencoe Software, the innovative supplier of image data management solutions for biotech, pharma and publication industries, has released PathViewer 2.0. This PathViewer release features several enhancements and improvements, but the most exciting is the new Channel Manager tool. Before this capability was available, […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

| August 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

On June 22, 2007 I wrote my first post on this blog. Over 3,100 posts later, a lot has changed. That post contained an image of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) highlighted by a special stain (GMS) and my idea was to have a pathology image per post with a clinical vignette along with it. It […]

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