Pathologists at CDC Choose Augmentiqs Telepathology for their Covid Response
The US Center for Disease and Control (CDC) has chosen Augmentiqs telepathology for their Covid response. By connecting the pathologists’ existing microscope with remote colleagues, Augmentiqs enables CDC pathologists to provide real-time consultations while maintaining all social distancing guidelines.
The sale of multiple systems to the CDC is a major milestone for the company, signaling the acceptance of Augmentiqs’ solution for microscope-based digital pathology by the world’s premier healthcare institution. Having been approved by CDC, Augmentiqs has shown that it meets the most stringent IT requirements while providing the image quality and functionality demanded by the world’s top pathologists.
While initially required solely for real-time telepathology solely, CDC staff are prolific researchers, and there is consideration to utilize the AI and image analysis capabilities within Augmentiqs for additional research relating to Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.
About the CDC:
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As the United States health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects the US against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
Augmentiqs enables pathologists to utilize digital pathology applications directly from their existing microscope. With Augmentiqs, pathologists can perform real-time telepathology, image analysis, whole slide scanning, automatic reporting and many other digital pathology functions without having to first scan slides or save images.
Augmentiqs is easily integrated into existing light microscopes, connecting the microscope with the PC and turning the traditional glass and light microscope into a platform for digital pathology.