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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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Indica Labs is Hiring!

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Application Scientist – West Coast Application Scientist – East Coast Company Indica Labs provides software solutions for fast, quantitative evaluation of digital pathology images using HALO, our flagship image analysis platform.  Pharmaceutical, healthcare, and research organizations worldwide are using HALO for high-throughput, whole-slide image quantification in areas such as neuroscience, ophthalmology, metabolism, oncology, respiratory and […]

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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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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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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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Philips and PathAI Team Up to Improve Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using Artificial Intelligence Technology in ‘Big Data’ Pathology Research

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and PathAI, a company that develops artificial intelligence technology for pathology, are collaborating with the aim to develop solutions that improve the precision and accuracy of routine diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The partnership aims to build deep learning applications in computational pathology, […]

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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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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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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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Scan, Store. and Share Your Slides with Ease – ViewsIQ Launches Panoptiq 4 at USCAP 2017

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having a digital slide is only half the story. With Panoptiq, you can quickly scan your slide with your existing microscope, upload it to our cloud-based portal, and instantly share it with your colleagues. Collaborations are made easy with the ability to include case notes and other modality images to your slide, which can be […]

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