MICROSCOPE BASED DIGITAL PATHOLOGY SYSTEM
The microscope remains as the most essential tool for diagnostic testing in cancer, genetics and infectious disease. It is found on every pathologist’s desk, offers vision quality and depth perception that can not be paralleled by any digital device, is quick to use and cost-efficient.
Augmentiqs is the first microscope based digital pathology system that fits with and enhances the existing microscope, providing access to digital pathology applications while maintaining all the optical qualities of the microscope. It’s low-cost, highly efficient and brings immediate cost-savings & advancements in care.
Augmentiqs takes the existing microscope into the future, enabling the real-time deployment of digital pathology software applications directly from the microscope & glass slide – while maintaining all of the microscope’s optical & workflow qualities.
By operating from within the existing microscope, from any brand or model, Augmentiqs solves the major cost and workflow challenges labs face in going digital by eliminating the need to first digitize slides in order to access digital tools.
Pathologists gain instant access to telepathology, AI, scanning and other computational pathology applications, affording them all the benefits that digital pathology has to offer.
Modular Approach to Digital Pathology
Augmentiqs is a modular, plug & play solution for the real-time deployment of digital pathology applications.
The light microscope used by pathologists are designed for accessories to be placed under the eyepiece. Augmentiqs is a microscope accessory that operates within all infinity-corrected light microscopes. It maintains the optical qualities of the microscope, while using a standard beam-splitter to siphon a small portion of the light to a digital-pathology grade camera.
Without any need for trinocular heads, C-mount, or adjusting the beam-splitter, the Augmentiqs camera captures a live view of the region of interest as viewed within the eyepiece. The live feed of the camera is connected to the pathologist’s PC which deploys the digital pathology software.
Augmentiqs further enhances the workflow by utilizing an auxiliary stage camera and augmented reality of the eyepiece to automatically calibrate morphometrics and display annotations and AI directly within the microscope eyepiece as a heads-up display on top of the optical plane.
With a live, high-quality and multi-directional connection between the microscope and PC, pathologists can achieve all the advantages of digital pathology while maintaining all the optical and workflow qualities of the microscope.
The auxiliary stage camera is used for pathology informatics, research. metadata collection and workflow automation. It performs automatic recognition of the current objective magnification, tracking of XY position, and tracking of slide label.
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AUGMENTIQS DIGITAL PATHOLOGY SOFTWARE
Augmentiqs connects the capabilities of the PC with the analog microscope.
Pathologists can now choose the software applications they wish to deploy directly from their microscope.
Real-time Telepathology (consults, peer review, frozen sections)
Computer-assisted diagnostics & quantitative image analysis (Ki-67, cell counting, color segmentation, AI, etc.)
Manual slide scanning
Image capture, morphometrics and annotations (Open file format TIFF, PNG)
Augmentiqs outperformed WSI & 3rd ocular cameras for innovation, speed, quality & value.
As opposed to Digital Image Analysis applied to whole-slide imaging, ARM (Augmentiqs Augmented Reality Microscope) is quicker to use, provides for the real-time and seamless integration of algorithms without the need to first acquire digital images, may be cheaper than buying a whole-slide scanner, and does not require special technical skills to operate.
Based on our calculation of direct equipment costs, the Augmentiqs ARM device is approximately 20 times less expensive than a high-capacity whole-slide scanner.
Deploying Digital Pathology from the Microscope
Provide The Highest Possible Care
- Maintain microscope routine
- Real-time collaboration
- View LIS information
- Capture and save images to patient files & PC
- Access to workflow enhancement tools
- Access to annotations, morphometrics and computer-assisted diagnostics
Increase Lab Profitability
- Low cost solution for digital functionality
- Enhanced workflow
- Keep using existing capital equipment (microscope)
Maintain Data Security at all Times
- Secure, local data storage
- PC-based software
- Industry-standard data security protocol
- Digital pathology solution that doesn’t require large servers and advanced storage solutions