Friday, January 27, 2006

UltraClinics(TM), Inc. Develops a Same Day Breast Cancer Diagnosis Process

MarketWire (Press Release), January 24, 2006
UltraClinics™, Inc., a telemedicine application service provider company based in Tucson, Arizona, and a spin-off company of the University of Arizona, has developed a process that drastically reduces the time it takes for breast care. During a single breast clinic visit, a woman can have a breast biopsy performed, receive a written laboratory report, and meet with a specialist by video-conferencing for breast cancer treatment planning, all in a single day. Previously, this multi-step process took anywhere from a week to over a month in many health care systems. With the UltraClinics™ patent-pending process, the on-site biopsy and tissue processing are completed in a few hours. The biopsy glass slides are electronically scanned into digital image files using a DMetrix virtual slide scanner. The DMetrix array-microscope technology has been honored as a breakthrough innovation by The Wall Street Journal. A telepathologist at a service center, which can be located at any location with secure Internet access, examines the virtual slides at a computer workstation and immediately generates a diagnosis. If the diagnosis is cancer, the woman consults with a breast cancer specialist by video conferencing for treatment planning. Same day second opinions will be available from a panel of expert specialists using telepathology. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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