Routine Pathology Workflow
Digital pathology starts with a whole-slide scanner tailored to the needs of routine clinical laboratories. PANNORAMIC scanners by 3DHISTECH provide routine pathology laboratories with a range of robust and easy-to-use slide scanning solutions – offering vast possibilities from affordable single-slide to high-speed 1000-slide capacity, from award-winning, high-quality brightfield to versatile brightfield and fluorescence scanning in the same device as well as the possibility to handle both normal and double-width slides. PANNORAMIC scanners are powered by software, which facilitates fast and high-quality slide scanning according to the needs of pathology laboratories. Digital slides are then opened with the CaseViewer state-of-the-art slide viewing application enabling teleconsultation, while the IVD-approved modules of the QuantCenter quantification tool simplify image analysis and the CaseCenter server-based solution ensures slide management and storage. The CaseManager pathology information system then helps manage pathologists their cases in a seamless way, from slide scanning to the final report.
Solutions for Research
Image quality, versatility and a number of useful features – this is what researchers are looking at when evaluating digital pathology solutions for their laboratories. 3DHISTECH offers versatile solutions for several research applications, including cancer research, pharmaceutical research, developmental histology, neuroscience, biobanking and many more. PANNORAMIC slide scanners provide high-quality brightfield and fluorescence scanning, including confocal scanning in unprecedented image quality. Fully automated, high-speed tissue microarrayers by 3DHISTECH are widely used by research institutes and biobanks to validate biomarkers or antibodies as well as to save on reagents. Hardware is complemented by versatile software such as the CaseViewer state-of-the-art slide viewing application, the QuantCenter quantification modules for digital image analysis, the CaseCenter server-based slide management and storage solution as well as the TMA Module tissue microarray software ideal for TMA spot detection and analysis.
Solutions for Education
Virtual microscopy has created enormous opportunities in pathology training and education. Students are able to learn key histopathology skills, e.g. to identify areas of diagnostic relevance from an entire slide, via a web-based or server-based environment. Students no longer need to be in the same room as the slides, and one slide can be viewed by several students. Students can practice with digital slides, making marks and annotations onthe specified areas in microscopical scale. Digital slides offer the possibility of self-training, better than any other way we know.
Solutions for Veterinary Pathology
Digital microscopy has been used in human pathology for years – in routine clinical diagnostics, cancer and pharmaceutical research, molecular pathology and neuroscience. However, digital pathology solutions can also be useful for veterinary pathology, both for livestock and companion animals. 3DHISTECH’s PANNORAMIC® digital slide scanners and related software oﬀer high-quality and ﬂexible imaging solutions for digitalizing, viewing, sharing and analyzing veterinary pathology slides.
Solutions for Geology
Digital microscopy has been used in medicine for years – in routine pathology, cancer as well as pharmaceutical research. However, digital slide scanning can also be useful for a variety of applications in geology – one notable example is palynology (the study of microscopic objects of macromolecular organic composition which are insoluble in hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid), also used in oil exploration. 3DHISTECH’s PANNORAMIC® digital slide scanners and related software oﬀer high-quality and ﬂexible imaging solutions for digitalizing, viewing, sharing and analyzing geology microscope slides.