BioImagene, the leading provider of innovative digital pathology solutions,announced that they have signed an agreement to equip Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) with their complete suite of digital pathology solutions. DHMC will use iScan Coreo Au™ slide scanner and Virtuoso™ digital pathology application software to streamline laboratory workflow and enhance the Pathology Department’s educational and residency programs.
Arief A. Suriawinata, M.D., Section Chief, Anatomic Pathology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center explained, “The quality of images and the speed of whole slide scanning have improved to the point where they now have a positive impact on workflow efficiencies in the lab. We encourage our pathologists to stay current with this quickly advancing technology and utilize it for applications that were not possible using the microscope, such as creating digital archives, remotely reviewing cases, peer-to-peer collaboration on difficult cases and many more.”
Robin Weisburger, MS, HTL (ASCP), Manager, Anatomic Pathology, commented, “We anticipate that these solutions will improve operational efficiencies in the day-to-day work load for the two dozen pathologists that work at DHMC. By reducing glass slide logistics, digital pathology will improve the manner by which we collaborate with the various community practices. In addition, the technology will assist in the analysis of immunohistochemistry tests, which will aid in consistently accurate diagnoses.”
“We are honored to be working with the prestigious Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to implement a comprehensive digital pathology strategy,” commented Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of BioImagene. “Leaders in healthcare like Dartmouth-Hitchcock have a crucial role in affecting a broad-based adoption of digital pathology.”
The iScan Coreo Au is a brightfield slide scanner that allows walk-away scanning of up to 160 slides, and includes several other features including an automated turret with multiple objectives, volume scan (zstacked) images with multiple planes, and iScan Coreo Au Live, an application supporting remote microscopy and collaboration. BioImagene’s Virtuoso digital pathology application software works with BioImagene’s iScan™ family of slide scanners to provide an end-to-end workflow solution. Some of the unique features in Virtuoso include fastest image viewing experience, work-list management and real-time collaboration between users.
BioImagene (http://www.bioimagene.com ) is the leading provider of innovative and scalable digital pathology solutions for diagnostics. The company’s total digital pathology solution is comprised of the Virtuoso™ digital pathology application software, iScan™ family of automated digital slide scanners, and a rich menu of Companion Algorithms™. BioImagene’s innovative product line includes a unique image viewing input device called the iSlide™, and a high-performance pathology workstation called Crescendo™. BioImagene is also the platinum sponsor of PathXchange™, a vendor neutral, not for profit website for the pathology community.
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