Hackensack Meridian Health and Hologic Tap Google Cloud’s New Medical Imaging Suite for Cancer Diagnostics

Google designed the suite to ease radiologists’ workload and enable easy and secure sharing of critical medical imaging; technology may eventually be adapted to pathologists’ workflow Clinical laboratory and pathology group leaders know that Google is doing extensive research and development in the field of cancer diagnostics. For several years, the Silicon Valley giant has been focused on digital imaging and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and machine learning to detect...

Why Pathology Labs Need To Keep Pace with Big Changes Unfolding in the Field of Pathology Informatics

Experts in pathology and clinical laboratory informatics to gather in October in Pittsburgh One respected expert in pathology informatics says that a “major sea change” is underway in pathology informatics. The pace of this transformation is steady and pathology groups should be responsive to these developments. These are the opinions of Bruce Friedman, M.D., Active Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School and President of the Pathology Education Consortium...

UPMC to Use Digital Pathology Imaging to Provide Anatomic Pathology Consulting Services to China

Second-opinion consults will be handled by UPMC’s sub-specialist pathologists Here’s a unique anatomic pathology collaboration that crosses international borders and will utilize state-of-the-art digital pathology technology to support subspecialty pathologist consultations between the United States and China. In recent weeks, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) disclosed that it will provide a range of healthcare services to what is only described as “the largest pathology...

“Do It Yourself” Dermatopathology Will Use Consumer’s Cell Phone Images

Company intends to use pattern recognition software to evaluate risk of skin cancer A “do it yourself” dermatopathology service for consumers is coming soon, according to Health Discovery Corporation (HDC) of Savannah, Georgia. The company is preparing to introduce a cell phone-based tool to help consumers recognize whether a mole or other skin lesion needs examination by a dermatologist. Using their cell phone cameras, consumers would click a photo of the skin lesion, then forward that image...

Company Brags About “the Largest Pathology Image” of Breast Cancer Tissue

Image is 142,603 by 105,000 pixels in size (or 41.8GB) and was scanned at a 1μm pixel resolution Is it the largest pathology image ever produced? In an article, the journal BioOptics World reports that a breast tissue image may in fact be the largest digital pathology image ever produced. The image was produced by the TISSUEscope 4000 from Biomedical Photometrics Inc. (BPI) of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The image is available online at http://www.confocal.com/ABOUT/Human_Breast-H&E.html....
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