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Elizabeth Wingard

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Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 06/02/2015

Crossing the Digital Divide

Hospitals and pathology practices must often collaborate with colleagues and specialists at other centers on difficult cases. This collaboration traditionally required mailing glass slides and reports to the expert center and then waiting for the results to be returned. Today, digital pathology networks are dramatically reducing the turnaround time for consults while providing collaborative discussions between physicians reviewing the case images in real time.

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 02/24/2015

Dread prepping for Tumor Boards? This might be why. [Infographic]

Tumor boards are a critical component in the development of a patient's comprehensive treatment plan, and pathology participation in these discussions is vital. However, the traditional process required to prepare pathology data and images can be laborious and time consuming.   

Topics: Pathology, Tumor Boards

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 06/05/2014

Corista Receives Frost & Sullivan’s Product Innovation Award

According to the College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2013 data, approximately 80 percent of the world’s pathologists are based in the United States. This concentration causes an increased need to access, share, and diagnose images remotely.

Topics: digital pathology, Studies/Reports, News

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 05/29/2014

Pursuit of Overseas Business is FAQ in Digital Pathology Conversations

In nearly every conversation we have with major hospital centers and pathology labs, the question comes up about how to initiate 2nd opinion pathology referrals from outside the US. Everybody wants to know: how can we work with China…or India…or other areas of the world where pathology is dramatically underserved? Most US expert centers have a healthy referral business, with slides arriving via mail and FedEx daily/weekly. Going digital in pathology would provide the means to increase referral business by streamlining and accelerating the process, from image acquisition to diagnostic report. 

Topics: digital pathology

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 05/22/2014

Is Young Blood the Key to Solving Serious Health Challenges?

Bella Lugosi is famously quoted as saying, “I vant to suck your blood.” Maybe he was ahead of his time along with the Twilight crew. Three new papers published a few weeks ago in Nature Medicine and Science show exciting implications on reversing aging in studies of blood exchanges between young and old mice. The studies found that infusing the blood of younger mice into older mice rejuvenated their muscles and brains. The opposite appears to hold true too – infusing blood from older mice into younger mice accelerated the aging process. 

Topics: Studies/Reports

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 05/13/2014

Pathology Perspective on New HPV Test for Cervical Cancer

There are a lot of stories being written about the human papilloma virus (HPV) test that has been approved by the FDA as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer. We decided to check in with one of the leading cytopathologists in the U.S., Dr. David Wilbur, Director of Pathology Imaging (and former Director of Cytopathology), at Massachusetts General Hospital to get his perspective.

Topics: News

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 05/06/2014

Digital Pathology System Goes Live in UK – One of First in Europe

It’s interesting to look beyond the U.S. to see how global digital pathology adoption is progressing. After a three month test pilot last year (with more testing over the next ten months), University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has launched a digital pathology system across its facility with the Omnyx Integrated Digital pathology system from GE Healthcare.

Topics: digital pathology, News

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 04/30/2014

Who Says Pathologists Don't Have a Sense of Humor?

Pathologists, particularly forensic pathologists and medical examiners, seem to provoke endless curiosity from Hollywood television writers. The pathology fascination can be seen in shows throughout the years like Quincy ME, Body of Proof, Rizzoli and Isles, and the CSI shows:

Topics: digital pathology

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 04/22/2014

Give Power to the Pathologists in Digital Pathology

When you boil it down to the bones, digital pathology needs to do one thing: make life easier for pathologists. Their role involves supporting physicians and patients across many institutions, geographies and hardware. They need to integrate all they do with their LISs. The end result has to be a better, faster, smarter, and easier to use workflow environment.

Topics: digital pathology

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 04/02/2014

Digital Pathology - The Incremental Push and Pull of Change

Major changes rarely evolve in a linear fashion. It usually comes down to a group of people pushing forward a new model while another group holds on with both hands to the status quo. Then a small group in the middle plays its role as the bridge to both sides.

Topics: digital pathology