VANCOUVER, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - ViewsIQ, a healthcare technology company
that develops digital pathology solutions, is pleased to announce the
successful evaluation of its slide imaging technology in a recent
clinical concordance study. The objective of this study, conducted at
Vancouver General Hospital's Department of Hematology, was to compare
the equivalence of diagnosing cases using ViewsIQ's Panoptiq digital
imaging system versus that of a traditional light microscope.
The study utilized Panoptiq's Live Scanning feature, which enables
pathologists to view slides digitally in real-time, for use in such
applications as telepathology. This is in contrast to current
convention, requiring the shipment of slides to an off-site
Upon pathology review, Panoptiq was found to produce statistically
equivalent diagnostic accuracy to that of light microscopy, resulting
in strong concordance of 0.92 to 1.0 across several modalities. This
was achieved through the pioneering feature of real-time focus
optimization during slide scanning. "We are pleased that Panoptiq
replicated precise and clear images of these cases such that diagnostic
accuracy between modalities was found to be statistically equivalent,"
commented Herman Lo, President and CEO of ViewsIQ. "These results
support the utility of Panoptiq in this hematological setting as a
reliable alternative to conventional methods," he added.
An oral presentation of this study was presented at Labcon earlier this
year. The manuscript capturing the full study is currently in draft.
ViewsIQ is a Canadian healthcare technology company that develops
microscopy imaging solutions for academic institutions and clinical
laboratories. The company's recent innovation, Panoptiq™, is a digital
pathology slide imaging system. Due to its software-based platform,
Panoptiq integrates into a user's existing microscopy workflow for
real-time slide digitization. To replicate the clearest image possible,
Panoptiq enables the user to optimize the focus with their microscope.
The software automatically sharpens out-of-focus areas within the
panoramic image to achieve the best results. Panoptiq™ is an ideal
microscopy communication tool for pathology education, tumor boards,
and consultations in remote and group settings. For more information,
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