OptraScan - Solutions - Cytology Smear slide Imaging - Z stack technology - extended depth of field - volume scanning

OptraSCAN’s Z-Stack

and Extended depth of field volume scan solution for Cytology

Multiplanar/Multilayer scan:

Conventional scan routines within a narrow focal range has limitations for Cytology smear slides, as cytology slides have three-dimensional cell groups. This complex multilayer distribution of cells requires multi-layer/multiplanar scanning - a critical component for morphologic analysis for cytopathologists. OptraSCAN’s volume scan routine provides a dual mode for scanning and viewing cytology smears; Z – stacking and extended depth focusing algorithm.

  1. Z-Stacking technology:
    A stack of images is generated at different focal planes along the z- axis. The viewing software enables the user to navigate, zoom up and down the different planes to detect the three-dimensional regions in focus.
  2. Extended depth of field:
    Volume scan using z-stacks is expensive in terms of scan time and size due to its multilayer nature. OptraSCAN’s extended depth of field algorithm generates a single, entirely focused composite image to effectively, easily and systematically screen an entire image.

Advantages:

  1. Relatively smaller file size than multiplane images.
  2. Quicker to acquire.
  3. Effective and easy navigation for accurate interpretation, sharing and archiving.

Features of OptraSCAN’s volume scanning technology:

  1. Fully automated multiplayer scanning at different focal depths.
  2. Automated and User configurable focal intervals for Z stacking
  3. Ideal for Rapid On-site evaluation for adequacy of cytology samples (Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE)

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