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USA: Integrated Diagnostics US Hospital Integrates FDA Approved Digital Pathology Imaging Solution

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra has gone live with an initial phase of its digital pathology solution at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health.

The digital pathology solution is a component of Sectra’s enterprise imaging offering.
The digital pathology solution is a component of Sectra’s enterprise imaging offering.
(Source: Peter Karlsson, Svarteld form & foto)

Linköping/Sweden — The digital pathology solution from Sectra provides integrated diagnostics capabilities between radiology and pathology, giving physicians a full patient overview of images across the two disciplines. Their system has now been integrated at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

Pathologists at the hospital select slides of interest and scan them into the patient file. A microscope icon informs users that digital pathology images exist side-by-side with the radiology images. Physician users will then be able to navigate and zoom the whole slide images. HSS installed Sectra Pacs for radiology in 2010 and added its specialty orthopedic modules in 2018.

“We are excited to see the benefits HSS will experience by incorporating digital pathology into their workflow. The ability for radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons to easily access both the radiology and pathology images should be a game-changer for patient care, especially in complex cancer cases,” says Mikael Anden, President of Sectra.

Sectra’s digital pathology solution is already used in the US for research and tumor boards and can now also be used in primary diagnostics. With digital images of tissue samples instead of physical glass slides, pathologists gain instant access to current and historical images and related data as well as to digital tools for reviewing the images. Digital access also facilitates efficient second opinions, remote reading, specialist consultations and makes integrated diagnostics possible.

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