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How to Use Deep Learning AI for Context-Intelligent Image Analysis – Join Our Webinar on June 1st

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) show great promise in several fields of medicine. In particular, the field of Deep Learning is enabling the development of expert-level automated algorithms. Successful applications include AI-supported diagnosis of melanoma based on pictures of skin lesions and diabetic retinopathy in images of the retina. Human expert judgement augmented by […]

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What does FDA Approval Mean for the Digital Pathology Market? Part 1

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Much is being said, written and discussed about the recent FDA clearance for Philips digital pathology solution for primary surgical pathology diagnosis. Of course, this means an advantage for Philips right now in the market as the only FDA approved whole slide imaging system for primary diagnosis. For groups and hospitals that appreciate the two main […]

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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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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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Webinar: Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Now Available for Primary Diagnostic Use in the U.S.

| April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thu, May 4th, 2017 11:00 AM EST (1 hour) As a leader in the field, Philips is a driver of the adoption of digital pathology. Our solution was developed with the aim to increase efficiency and collaboration in your clinical lab. We are very proud to announce the Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution is the first, […]

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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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TRIBVN Healthcare and its Partner Hamamatsu are Supporting the Pathology Department at the University Hospital Centre of Montreal in its Digital Transition 

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

TRIBVN Healthcare, Hamamatsu Photonics and the University Hospital Centre of Montreal have joined forces in a partnership for the creation of a centre of excellence in digital pathology In 2015, the University Hospital Centre of Montreal (CHUM) launched a public consultation for the initiation of the transition of its pathology department to digital technology. The […]

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162 Days of Change

| April 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

As of last Thursday, April 12, 2017 and going back to a rainy night in Cleveland on November 2, 2016, the past 162 days have seen at least 3 things most Americans, and perhaps many across the world thought they would never see happen in their lifetimes. That rainy night in Cleveland started the clock […]

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CAP Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Confocal Microscopy Webinar Join us April 25 from 11:00 AM–Noon (CDT)to learn more about using non-invasive imaging as a diagnostic tool for assessing pigmented skin lesions. Register Now Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions Dermatopathologist Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD, FCAP of the CAP’s In Vivo Microscopy Committee will discuss a systematic approach to the non-invasive diagnosis of […]

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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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