Related Posts Lab Diagnostics News Radiology Read Article The technology will ensure faster and accurate diagnosis, thereby improving the quality of life of patientsHCG introduced US FDA approved digital pathology solution by Philips Intellisite Pathology Solutions across all its centres in India. This technology marks a step forward in cancer treatment through precision, speed, efficiency and ease of use with immense potential to provide significant clinical benefits to both the physicians and patients.With the advent of digitisation, anatomic pathology is undergoing an important change to keep pace with growing demands in precision medicine. Digital pathology has revolutionised the field of histopathology, by the technology of converting the entire glass slide to a digital image which can then be acquired, viewed on a medical grade monitor, annotated, archived, shared and networked across the globe.Speaking at the launch, Dr BS Ajaikumar, Chairman, CEO, HCG said, “Pathological diagnosis is one of the most important steps in oncology and at HCG, we have always believed in organ-specific pathologists reviewing the samples. With digital pathology, the way the samples are presented and its magnification are infinitely better than the human eye reviewing them. The best advantage however, is that several people can review the slides at the same time, in separate geographies, to arrive at the best conclusion that would benefit the patient. For instance, in countries like India and Africa, where it may be difficult for patients to get expertise, digital pathology will bridge that gap. This is surely a path breaking concept and in the future, this will prove to be a paradigm shift in the way we treat patients.”Also present at the conference, Dr Veena R, Consultant Pathologist, Head, Histopathologist, Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore said, “In this era of precision oncology, there is a need for quantitative diagnosis than just qualitative descriptive diagnosis. Integration of all relevant patient records including imaging and genomics data is the need of the hour, which is certainly not possible with analogue workflow. With Digital Pathology, we have access to all patient information at the click of a button which allows us to compare and collaborate with physicians and experts all around the country and beyond. Furthermore, it allows trained sub specialists to work on specific cases rather than taking a generalised approach. Right case to the right specialist at the right time is an important decision to not only save on the cost of wrong treatment but also to protect the patient from adverse effects of therapy.”Digitisation of pathology services will result in improved accuracy of reports through physician and pathologist collaboration across the network ensuring faster turnaround time for patients and clinicians. Further, integration with clinical data, imaging data and genomics data will ensure that treatment protocols are tailor-made for each patient.With the introduction of digital pathological services, HCG has moved further in revolutionising cancer treatment, making it possible to focus on improved outcomes for patients. Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” cancer treatmentDigitisationHCGpathologyPhilips Intellisite Pathology SolutionsUS FDA HCG introduces US FDA approved digital pathology solution By EH News Bureau on April 29, 2019 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) Add Comment
SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP TACLOBAN CITY – The two minors who were rescued in a clash between troops of the 93rd Infantry Battalion (93rd IB) and alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Kananga, Leyte recently, claimed that women, including minors, were being sexually abused and forced to take oral contraceptives by the Communist rebels.Seized during the 10-minute firefight in Barangay Rizal of the town were oral contraceptives, together with a caliber-.45 pistol and ammunition reportedly owned by a terrorist leader identified as Juanito Selleza, alias Tibor, Larry, and Jay, cellphones, ID cards, and various subversive documents.The two minors were turned over to the Municipal Social Welfare Development Office (MSWDO) of Kananga.The army said that anti-pregnancy pills were also recovered in an encounter by the 20th Infantry Battalion (20th IB) a few months ago in Northern Samar.Brigadier General Zosimo Oliveros, commander of 802nd Infantry Brigade, condemned the NPA for their abuse, and utter disregard of the rights of women and children.“This act by the NPA of abusing women including minors is monstrosity at its worst! We hold the NPA and their coddlers accountable against such crimes against the people. Our soldiers will continue to conduct security measures to protect communities from such criminals and we thank the local residents for making sure their own locality is safe from such threats to peace,” Oliveros said.The army added that the armed men took children and used them as human shields in the middle of the clash. Soldiers were not able to fire their weapons, especially when Sellesa took a child with him in his bid to make good his escape.Lt. Col. Roberto Beatisula, commanding officer of the 93rd IB, also condemned the “cowardly act of the terrorists in using civilians especially children as a human shield.”“These NPA terrorists are cowards. To use civilians especially children as a human shield is inhumane, and is a clear violation of human rights. Our troops will do everything necessary to make these NPA terrorists face the bar of justice and pay for their crimes against humanity,” Beatisula said.The clash stemmed from complaints made to the military by some local residents last Sunday, September 13, about the presence of armed men who were conducting illegal activities together with some minors.A firefight broke out when government troops encountered about 10 armed rebels that led to the death of Corporal Nicxon Tomenio, and resulted in the arrest of two NPA members.The members of the group were reportedly the remnants of the same NPA group responsible for the Inopacan Massacre in the 1980s.