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Faxitron® PathVision System

This is to inform all physicians and clinics that the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has acquired a Faxitron® PathVision system. PathVision is a pathology radiography system that provides high-resolution images for evaluating specimens. This system will enable our department to achieve greater workflow efficiency and improve patient care.

The large detector has the highest resolution for its size in the industry and accommodates a broad range of tissue types without jeopardizing image quality. The PathVision system is used to image anything from breast tissue (e.g., biopsies, lumpectomies, mastectomies) to bone and fetal tissue. The ability to analyze a wide range of specimens quickly and precisely will result in improved final report quality and turnaround time (TAT).

The system provides up to 10X geometric magnification, which enables the localization of biopsy clips and the smallest calcifications to ensure accurate sampling and diagnosis of breast specimens. The software has the ability to provide detailed measurements of tumors and their distances from margins/clips/calcifications intraoperatively. The images can be annotated and safely shared under HIPAA guidelines.

We are proud to join the group of top cancer centers that have Faxitron® systems. The PathVison system is located at:
UC Irvine Medical Center
Anatomic Pathology Division, Grossing Lab
3rd Floor, Room 3638

For any questions or concerns, please contact Geoffrey Sempa at and Stephanie Whyte at, or call 714-456-6141.

Beverly Wang, MD
Chief, Anatomic Pathology

Edwin S. Monuki, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine