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Anatomic pathology

Anatomic pathology is about diagnosing disease through the examination of organs and tissue samples by using a microscope, or through molecular, biochemical or immunological means.

It differs from clinical pathology, where diseases are diagnosed through analyzing bodily fluids in a lab.

In anatomic pathology, a physician trained in pathology examines surgical specimens (e.g., from a biopsy). This contrasts from clinical pathology, where blood, throat cultures, and urine as sent to a lab for analysis to determine whether a patient either has or is at risk for several biological diseases.

The American Board of Pathology is one of the primary certification organizations for anatomic pathologists. To be certified in anatomic pathology, a physician must complete four years of medical school and three years of residency. To be certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology, a physician must do four years of residency.

Anatomic pathologists typically work in hospitals, and pathology in general is most times practiced in hospitals and academic medical centers, where research is being conducted.

First Digital Path AI Tool Cleared for Market by FDA

CEO SUMMARY: In a first for the anatomic pathology profession, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for market a digital pathology image analysis product intended to aid pathologists in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Developed by New York City-based Paige, the Paige…

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Digital Pathology Image Service Delivers AI via the Internet

IN GERMANY, AN EMERGING DIGITAL PATHOLOGY (DP) COMPANY has introduced a novel feature that could be a low-cost way for pathology groups to access artificial intelligence (AI) for digital image analysis. This would appeal to pathologists who may be reluctant to invest the substantial cost and time req…

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Executive War College to Show New Opportunities for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Yes, the pandemic continues and hospitals are running short of beds in many communities. At the same time, 225 million Americans are either vaccinated or have some immunity to COVID-19. Based on the early registrations to attend the 27th annual Executive War College, it…

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PathAI Buys Poplar Health, Creates Unique Company

CEO SUMMARY: Pathologists were surprised this summer when a company developing image analysis software announced the acquisition of one of the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories. The technology company PathAI is now the owner of Poplar Healthcare Man…

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Insurers Get Aggressive with Years-Old Audits, Searching for Lab Overpayments

This is an excerpt of a 1,971-word article in the July 26, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Not only are health insurers looking back to find lab overpayments and funds paid erroneously, but…

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Insurers Get Aggressive with Years-Old Audits

CEO SUMMARY: Not only are health insurers looking back to find overpayments and funds paid erroneously, but payers also are requiring documentation for overpayments. If clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups do not appeal such claims quickly, they may be liable for any amount i…

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Record 600 Pathologist Jobs Open Nationwide

CEO SUMMARY: Demand for top-level pathologists is surging. A strong rise in the number of job openings for pathologists results from a combination of factors, some related to COVID-19. Now that physicians are seeing patients again, the number of specimens has risen after falling las…

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Ransomware Attacks Target Vulnerable Healthcare Providers

This is an excerpt of a 1,923-word article in the May 24, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Both malware and ransomware have been around for a number of years. But the attacks launched today …

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Ransomware Attackers Target Health Providers

CEO SUMMARY: Both malware and ransomware have been around for a number of years. But the attacks launched today against healthcare providers are more sophisticated and better at achieving the total shutdown of targeted hospitals, doctor groups, and clinical laboratories. For this re…

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Preparing Your Lab for Post-Pandemic Success

MOST OF US WOULD CONSIDER IT GOOD NEWS that the number of Americans vaccinated continues to grow even as the daily number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths has fallen since its peak last winter.  Data from USAFacts.com, a website developed by teams…

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