PathoZoom Scan is a powerful package of a whole slide scanning solution, integrated into the PathoZoom SlideCloud. Scan your microscope slides manually with your own microscope and a simple, low-cost camera! You can either store the slides locally or upload, annotate and share with your colleagues through the PathoZoom SlideCloud.
Example 1: Core biopsy of an ovarian cancer
This example shows a core biopsy scanned at 10x magnification. With PathoZoom Scan it is possible to combine two digital scans (in this case HE and immunohistochemistry) in one file just by „freezing“ the first image and scanning the second image in the same session. The scanning took about 60 seconds (2×30 seconds).
Example2: Molluscum contagiosum
This example shows a skin biopsy of a molluscum contagiosum scanned at 10x magnification. The scanning took about 30 seconds.
Example 3: Malaria tropica, hematology
With EasyScan, you can also scan with oil. In this example, the peripheral blood smear of a patient with Malaria was scanned in oil at 40x (mimicking a 63-80x for the human eye). Because of an excellent microscope, the quality exceeds the quality of a U$100k scanner for hematologic cytomorphology. The scanning took about 60 seconds.
Example 4: Exfoliative cytology of the cervix PAP I
This example shows the cervical cytology scanned at 40x magnification. In this resolution, all relevant nuclear changes are visible. The scanning took about 90 seconds.
Manual slide-scanning is a good solution for many situations. However, there are several situations where manual slide-scanning is not feasible. Our company will assists you in finding out whether or not manual slide-scanning is a good choice for you.
A few reasons for both solutions are listed below. Most of them are related to the time it takes to scan a slide manually. While scanning biopsies at 20x take only 2-3 minutes, scanning a large sample (>20x20mm²) at 40x can easily take an hour.
Regarding the financial situation in various countries, there are significant variations of the feasibility threshold between manual and motorized scanning solutions.
Good reasons to consider manual slide-scanning:
- your samples should be scanned at low magnifications (2x, 4x, 10x)
- your samples need to be scanned at 20x or 40x magnification, but they are small or it is ok to scan a subregion (up to 10x10mm²)
- your samples have a clear outline and all parts of the tissue on the slide are connected
- you need to scan slides occasionally
Good reasons to consider motorized slide-scanning:
- you need to scan many slides regularly
- the barcode labels of your slides should be read automatically
- the samples on your slides are large (> 20x20mm²) and need to be scanned at 40x magnifications
- most of your samples consist of multiple parts that are not connected to each other