Navigation Links
CAP Announces Advanced Digital Technology for 2012 Programs
Date:7/26/2011

NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) will introduce online imaging technology, DigitalScope, for use in its laboratory proficiency testing (Surveys) programs in 2012 at the 2011 AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, July 26-28. The first product to benefit from the technology, Virtual Peripheral Blood Smear (VPBS), is scheduled to ship on August 1, 2011.

"DigitalScope is a game-changing advancement in whole slide imaging that radically enhances the CAP's Surveys Program," said Charles Roussel, CAP Chief Executive Officer. "It delivers a user experience that is as close as possible to real-life microscopy. DigitalScope enables viewing slides on a computer the same way you would view them on a microscope with advanced zoom, brightness and contrast functions."

The CAP Surveys Program is the world's largest laboratory peer-comparison program in which the CAP provides individual laboratories with unknown specimens for testing. Participants analyze the specimens and return the results for inter-laboratory evaluation. In turn, each laboratory receives an individual performance report and a summary report of the results of all participating laboratories.

The CAP is partnering with Proficiency Testing Service (PTS), which owns and developed DigitalScope, for use of the technology in several Surveys in multiple laboratory disciplines, including:

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Andrology
  • Bacteriology
  • Clinical Microscopy
  • Cytology
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology

Potential applications extend beyond proficiency testing to include education.

"DigitalScope is similar to a 'Google Earth' for slides," said Nick Serafy, PTS President and Chief Executive Officer. "Scanned whole slide images appear on a computer screen in a manner strikingly close to viewing through a microscope. It eliminates any 'tiling' as the user navigates the image."

On-site at AACC in the CAP's exhibit (Booth #2443) stations will be available to experience DigitalScope. Also, CAP members, physicians who specialize in pathology, will be in the exhibit to speak about the Surveys Programs, running the gamut of laboratory medicine disciplines, e.g., chemistry, hematology and microbiology, and quality management tools.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.


'/>"/>
SOURCE College of American Pathologists
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Vapotherm Announces Commercial Launch of Flowrest® Homecare Device
2. Accuray Announces Proposed Offering of $75 Million Convertible Senior Notes
3. arGEN-X Announces Non-Exclusive License With BioWa for POTELLIGENT® Technology
4. NuMe Health Announces Closing of Series A-1 Financing Round
5. Amgen Announces Webcast of 2011 Second Quarter Financial Results
6. Lanx, Inc. Announces Aspen™ Spinous Process Fixation System Clinical Data at IMAST
7. Prasco® Announces Authorized Generic Agreement with Shionogi Inc.
8. Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals Announces The Journal of Molecular Medicines Publication of Research Showing Selective Inhibition of Cancer Cell Energy Metabolism With Its Novel Lipoate Derivative Compounds
9. SurgiCount Medical Announces Expanded Honor Roll Hospital Users, Landmark Product Usage Milestones Achieved
10. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval of Sublinox® in Canada
11. Taiho Pharmaceutical Announces Results of Randomized Phase II Clinical Trial with Novel Antitumor Agent TAS-102
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ... clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as ... or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the ... fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can aid ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to ... patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth for ... would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PARK RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... caliber of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders ... hands. The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... refused to let type 1 diabetes stand in the ... Lilly Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, ... ... in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, ... system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel ... Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is ... associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):