Product News: Leica Microsystems to Launch Clinical Workflow Solution for Digital Pathology

26 Oct 2011

Leica Microsystems has announced that it is to launch its clinical workflow solution for Digital Pathology at Pathology Visions 2011. The Digital Image Hub Enterprise* with powerful image management, integration and communication capabilities, combined with the intuitive client viewer, SlidePath Gateway*, creates the ideal solution for clinical centers looking to implement Digital Pathology.
Furthermore, Leica’s Total Digital Pathology solutions now provide an implementation of the DICOM Supplement 145 standard for both slide scanning and viewing.

The system incorporates compre¬hensive and flexible communica¬tion specifications which enable the seamless integration of Digital Pathology with world-leading anatomical pathology LIS providers, such as Cerner CoPath PlusTM and Sunquest (formerly Elekta) PowerPath, as well as additional 3rd party and bespoke systems via the inbuilt flexible Integration Toolkit.

The user-friendly interface and flexible reporting tools in SlidePath Gateway Client enable anatomical pathologists to follow the cases from slide scanning right through to reporting.

For access on the move, pathologists can view their digital slides through multiple modalities including Internet Browsers and iPad, giving anytime, anywhere access to cases for rapid second opinion or fro¬zen section review. Access to real time conferencing capability allows users to consult on cases with their peers on demand. Technical controls, to help facilitate HIPAA compliance, enable users and system administrators to be assured of the security and integrity of clinical data.

Dr. Donal O’Shea, Head of Digital Pathology in Leica Microsystems says, “This is a big step for Leica Microsystems in building out our Digital Pathology technology portfolio. Providing an Enterprise level infrastructure for Digital Pathology that facilitates the delivery of an ergonomic, high performance, easy to use, clinical case management workflow was central to our product development strategy. This is optimally engineered to allow users to leverage Digital Pathology where it delivers real ROI in the clini¬cal setting. We will continue to innovate aggressively across our technology portfolio to ensure a best in class position in Digital Pathology in clinical, research and educational areas.”

Leica Microsystems are exclusive platinum sponsors of Pathology Visions 2011, October 30 – November 2, San Diego, CA. Visit Leica at booth 302 – 304 to see our complete case management solutions for Digital Pathology.