Digital Pathology Systems Will Create Opportunities

Community pathologists discuss benefits of being early adopters of digital pathology

CEO SUMMARY: Advanced Pathology Associates, a 15-member private pathology group practice, had the distinction of generating data for the clinical study that Philips submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for review of its whole slide imaging system. Following the FDA’s decision to clear this system for sale earlier this month, and informed by their study experience, the pathologists at APA are interested in acquiring this system. They expect it will help them expand case referrals, among other benefits.

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From The Dark Report June 26, 2017 Issue

Digital Pathology Can Be Transformative for Labs

Pathologists have opportunity to innovate with this technology to improve patient care

CEO SUMMARY: Across the nation, pathologists are at a crossroads. Now that the FDA has cleared a digital pathology and whole slide imaging (WSI) system for use in primary diagnosis, should they adopt this technology sooner or wait until later? One pathologist who has worked with WSI for many years shared the lessons learned in his lab. Pathologists should recognize the potential of combining this technology with algorithms and robotics to make earlier and more accurate diagnoses, he said.

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From The Dark Report July 17, 2017 Issue

USC’s Clive Taylor, MD, Talks Digital Path, WSI (Whole Slide Imaging)

Noted pathologist shares insights, predictions into how this technology may disrupt pathology

CEO SUMMARY: The FDA’s clearance of the first digital pathology system for use in primary diagnosis will be a disruptive force for pathologists in the coming years. At the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, pathologist Clive Taylor, MD, predicts that the benefits of whole slide imaging and digital pathology will enable pathologists to cut the time to diagnosis and allow them to offer enhanced diagnostic services that contribute to improved patient care.

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