RSSCategory: Clinical Pathology

ASI’s HiPath™ For Computer-Assisted PD-L1 Interpretation

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

HiPath™ Supports Pathologists with Advanced Image Analysis of PD-L1 Assays CARLSBAD, CA, May 11, 2017 — Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI), a global leader of computer-assisted microscopy, introduces HiPath imaging and analysis of PD-L1 assays. PD-L1 is seen as the current breakthrough therapeutic target in immuno-oncology. Following recent clinical advances, PD-L1 expression has become a key factor in […]

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Leica Biosystems Applauds FDA Primary Diagnosis Clearance as a Step Forward in Clinical Acceptance of Digital Pathology

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

VISTA, CA – May 11, 2017 – The digital pathology industry just took another step forward, with the FDA clearance of a whole slide imaging (WSI) system (Philips IntelliSite™ Pathology Solution) for review of digital surgical pathology slides. Leica Biosystems congratulates both the FDA and the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) on this positive outcome from […]

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Guest Post: AI vs MD – What it Means for Pathology

AI vs MD: What it means for Pathology By David West, CEO, Proscia Will computers replace doctors? It’s the question on everyone’s mind when reading Siddhartha Mukherjee’s article in the New Yorker “AI vs MD”, which pits human doctors against computers. It’s a beautifully composed summary on the role of software algorithms in healthcare, examining […]

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Oncologists Say Genomic Testing Is Over Promoted Though It Is Likely To Be Useful Over The Next Decade

Fierce Healthcare (5/2, Sweeney) reports on a Medscape survey finding that among oncologists, about 70% “believe genetic testing is very important or extremely important to oncology, but 55% also say genomic testing is overpromoted.” One reason for that is that 89% believe “genomics will be useful in the next decade,” while just 64% “say it’s […]

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HALO® Deep Learning Technology Awarded for Automated Breast Cancer Metastasis Staging

Indica Labs proudly announces its breakthrough HALO® Deep Learning technology excelled in the CameLyon17 diagnostic image analysis competition.  The international challenge engaged commercial and academic teams worldwide to develop deep-learning algorithms to analyze 500 whole-slide H&E lymph node images and calculate TNM staging of 100 breast cancer patients. The HALO Deep Learning solution was the […]

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Vicki DiFrancesco Joins XIFIN as Chief Strategy Officer

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former Pathology, Inc. CEO Vicki DiFrancesco Joins XIFIN as Chief Strategy Officer SAN DIEGO– XIFIN Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, has appointed Vicki DiFrancesco as its Chief Strategy Officer. DiFrancesco, one of the most influential leaders in the laboratory industry, will be responsible for building and executing XIFIN’s corporate business development […]

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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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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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“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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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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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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