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Leica Microsystems Introduces Complete Case Management Solution for Digital Pathology at Pathology Visions

Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems announce the launch of its clinical workflow solution for Digital Pathology at Pathology Visions 2011. Digital Image Hub Enterprise* with its powerful image manage­ment, integration and communication capabilities, in conjunction with a new high performance, intuitive client viewer, SlidePath Gateway*, combine to make this the ideal solution for clinical centers moving towards true Digital Pathology implementation. Furthermore, Leica’s Total Digital Pathology solutions now provide an implementation of the DICOM Supplement 145 standard for both slide scanning and viewing.

Flexible case aggregation capabili­ties in Digital Image Hub Enterprise utilizes slide barcodes to identify and automatically consolidate multiple slides within a case into a worklist. The system can then automatically associate the slides with appropriate case information by querying the laboratory information management system (LIMS), thus presenting both case information and digital slides concurrently. These compre­hensive and flexible communica­tion specifications enable seamless integration of Digital Pathology with world-leading anatomical pathology LIS providers, such as Cerner CoPath Plus™ 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 fro­zen 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.

To download your free copy of the SlidePath Gateway Client Viewer and access example cases on Digital Image Hub Enterprise, please visit

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 clini­cal 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.

* For Research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise. Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in four divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, Biosystems Division and Medical Division.

Leica Microsystems’ Biosystems Division, also known as Leica Biosystems, offers histopathology laboratories the most extensive product range with appropriate products for each work step in histology and for a high level of productivity in the working processes of the entire laboratory. The company is represented in over 100 countries with 12 manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.