New Products & Services

September 1, 2008

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Sunnyvale, CA -Pathwork Diagnostics' Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test aids in the diagnosis of tumors of uncertain origin. The test, which recently received FDA approval, measures the expression of more than 1,500 genes to compare a tumor's gene expression profile with those of 15 known tissues representing more than 60 morphologies and to provide an objective, probability-based score for each potential tissue. It considers common malignant tumor types, including bladder tumors. An in-house clinical validation study demonstrated that the test had a sensitivity of 89% and specificity of 99%.

For more information, visit http://www.pathworkdx.com/.

Lower temperature surgical system reduces tissue damage

For more information, visit http://www.peaksurgical.com/.

Book is resource for robotic urologic surgery

Philadelphia -Robotics in Urologic Surgery, from Elsevier Health, is a comprehensive reference text for setting up and using robotics and instrumentation for urologic application. Written by Joseph A. Smith, MD, and Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, this 208-page volume guides users in identifying procedures appropriate for the robotic approach, mastering robotic urologic techniques, and adapting laparoscopic equipment to robotic surgery. The book uses 160 illustrations and select robotic surgeries on DVD to assist urologists in visualizing procedures.

For more information, visit http://www.elsevierhealth.com/.

Built-in light improves OR camera image quality

For more information, visit http://www.US.TRUMPF-Med.com/.

Application scaling feature improves EHR functionality

West Des Moines, IA -MediNotes Corp. has adopted the Strangeloop AS1000 application scaling appliance to improve performance of MediNotes Clinician, a .NET-based electronic health records, practice management, and supply chain management program. The network appliance resides between the Web servers and the network and requires no changes to the computer infrastructure or applications. It automatically applies ASP.NET performance optimization techniques to improve application performance and throughput and to accelerate dynamic Web applications built with Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX.

For more information, visit http://www.MediNotes.com/.

Patient information management system expanded

Rochester, NY -Carestream Health has expanded its patient information management system with the Kodak Carestream IMS platform that enables clinicians to view patient data and images from any location through a virtual desktop. Lab and pathology reports, video files, and other data can be viewed side by side with DICOM imaging studies, enhancing the diagnostic process and improving productivity by consolidating images in a single location. Stringent controls on patient information viewing can be set, including limiting read/write privileges and access to specific files and exam modalities. The platform also helps image-enable electronic medical records systems.

For more information, visit http://www.carestreamhealth.com/.