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...

Pathologists May Want to Re-think Their Medical Laboratory’s Use of Digital Pathology

Pathology informaticist points out that not every slide in a patient’s case may need to be scanned and archived by a digital pathology system Is digital pathology ready for prime time in the specialty of anatomic pathology? Many proponents of digital pathology would say “yes,” and the pathology laboratories now using digital pathology systems report significant benefits. But there are pathologists who argue that this is still a developing technology. Like any new technology in clinical...

Cyber-Attacks against Internet-Enabled Medical Devices are New Threat to Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Veterans Administration and Hospitals Taking Steps to Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices and Wireless Systems Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups face a growing security threat to the integrity of their analyzers, laboratory information systems (LIS), and other devices used daily by their employees. This rapidly-developing threat comes from outside hackers who are launching cyber-attacks aimed at the various medical devices and wireless systems that are directly connected to...

More Clinical Pathology Laboratories are Purchasing Digital Pathology Systems

Trend to Acquire and Use Digital Pathology Technology is Still in Earliest Stages Anatomic pathology laboratories continue to purchase and deploy digital pathology systems at a brisk rate. It is confirmation that ever more pathologists are ready to adopt and use digital pathology systems. Evidence in support of the digital pathology trend comes from a recent press release by one of the leading firms in this field. On December 15, 2010, Aperio Technologies, Inc. announced that it now has more...

New Digital Pathology DICOM Standards Will Expand Pathologists’ Use of Whole Slide Images

Clinical pathology laboratories will soon archive digital pathology images in their hospitals’ PACS Digital pathology moves one step forward toward true “plug and play” with the recent approval of the DICOM supplement 145. These are the technical specifications that support whole-slide digital pathology images. Approval of these standards now makes it possible for clinical laboratories and pathology groups to store digital pathology images in a form that is compatible with the same DICOM...
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