Augmentiqs is a pathology workflow enhancement tool with embedded microscope camera for digital pathology applications. The high-resolution camera includes a suite of software applications that enables pathologists to annotate, create morphometric measurements, scan slides, perform advanced analytics with 3rd party software applications and automatically save publication-grade images to their PC.
Augmentiqs is a plug & play microscope imaging system that is easily placed into the existing infinity-corrected light microscope of any manufacturer. Without any need for C-mount or trinocular head, the Augmentiqs camera captures a live view of the sample as seen within the microscope eyepiece, while also enabling in-line annotations, morphometrics & image analysis.
The Augmentiqs camera and microscope eyepiece are simultaneously viewing the slide, meaning there is never a need for mechanical adjustment of the beam splitter. And as opposed to standard beam splitters which reduce light by 50%, Augmentiqs takes only a small fraction of the light for the camera, making the change in lamp intensity virtually unnoticeable.
Augmentiqs allows for simple and fast image capture, which are easily saved on the pathologist’s PC in open format.
Augmentiqs also includes an optional augmented reality of the eyepiece module and an auxiliary stage informatics camera that further enhances pathology imaging workflow.
The biggest obstacle to pathology’s digital transition has been the need to acquire the image first. Photographing slides is cumbersome and doesn’t give you access to the entire slide, whereas scanning the glass slide is time-consuming and requires expensive hardware and software.
With ARM this inertia is removed. All you need to do is attach an AR device to your microscope and voila – you are ready to go.
Dr. Liron Pantanowitz, Director of Anatomic Pathology, University of Michigan
Augmentiqs combines superior optics and a high performing image sensor to provide digital-pathology grade images upon which it is possible to deploy AI, image analysis, telepathology and whole slide scanning.
Real-time image analysis on the glass slides
Augmentiqs integrates AI and other image analysis algorithms to generate a composite FOV that can be used for advanced data collection without altering the traditional manual pathology workflow or the optical quality of the microscope. The modified “smart microscope” can be used for a variety of diagnostic purposes, including:
The Augmentiqs microscope camera is uniquely positioned in the optical path to capture a field of view that is nearly identical to the view within the microscope eyepiece.
Without any need for C-mounts or trinocular head, Augmentiqs is a complete imaging and microscope annotation software solution that is uniquely suited for the needs of the pathology lab.
Augmentiqs enables pathologists to instantly share the live field of view directly from the microscope. Remote viewers located across the globe can connect to the microscope in a secure telepathology session. Images can be saved during the telepathology session directly to the user’s PC, with each image including the annotation overlay, relevant case data, slide information and more.
The combined hardware/software telepathology and tissue imaging solution makes Augmentiqs ideal for frozen sections, tumor boards and other pathology collaboration efforts.
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By utilizing a combined imaging and software solution, pathologists are now able to automatically save images without any need for pressing the image capture button.
Pre-set parameters can be established to save images according to different actions, allowing a database to be created of images captured during routine workflow.
A unique database search tool allows users to filter the image library according to multiple parameters such as date, annotations, magnification, score and more.
The Augmentiqs camera and imaging data can access any pathology software for real-time image analysis using the software application of choice.
Augmentiqs has integrated QuPath software for nuclei counting, in addition to advanced artificial intelligence developed by Aira Matrix.
Augmentiqs allows users to easily share microscope annotations and measurements via real-time telepathology.
Automatic image capture and library allows pathologists to capture large datasets while piggybacking off the existing workflow.
Augmentiqs camera can be used with any imaging analytic software to provide real-time analysis of microscope imaging.
The measurement and calculation of a relative necrotic area in a tumor is easily accomplished
Necrotic area, depth and width measurements are accurately completed in seconds
The calculation of relative area percentage can be completed easily with an ImageJ plugin
Augmentiqs Camera Advantages:
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