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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 easy to use and cost-efficient.  

Augmentiqs is a microscope based digital pathology system that fits with and enhances the existing microscope and pathology workflow. It’s low-cost, highly efficient and brings immediate cost-savings & advancements in care.

YOUR Microscope AS A Platform for Digital Pathology

Augmentiqs transforms the existing microscope, enabling the real-time deployment of digital pathology software applications directly from the glass slide – while maintaining all of the microscope’s optical & workflow qualities.

By operating from within the existing microscope, Augmentiqs eliminates the need to first digitize slides in order to access digital tools, and solves the major cost and time challenges labs face in going digital.

Pathologists gain instant access to telepathology, AI, scanning and other computational pathology applications, affording them all the benefits that digital pathology has to offer.

 

A Simple & Modular Solution Designed to Fit Your Needs

Placed in the accessory port of any existing infinity-corrected light microscope, Augmentiqs is a modular, plug & play solution for the real-time deployment of digital pathology applications. The system can include up to 3 hardware components, each of which can be combined to create a unique digital pathology system that best fits the budget & needs of the pathologist. 

The Augmentiqs software is deployed on the pathologists PC, and functions as the central command for all digital pathology software applications.

1) Digital Pathology Grade Camera

The Augmentiqs camera is designed to capture a full field of view of the region of interest, as seen via the eyepiece. The high-resolution camera is specifically designed for the needs of digital pathology imaging and image analysis.

Learn more about the Augmentiqs camera.

2) Augmented Reality Microscope

Augmented Reality Microscopy (ARM) is a patented technology that enables pathologists to view the optical view of the glass slide within the microscope eyepiece, and to transpose image analysis information in real time. 

Learn more about ARM

3) Auxiliary Stage Camera 

The auxiliary camera is used for pathology informatics and workflow automation, enabling automatic recognition of the current objective magnification, tracking of XY position, and tracking of slide label.

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Software with Open API

Augmentiqs is deployed from the pathologist’s PC, essentially connecting the capabilities of the PC with the analog microscope. Pathologists can choose the software applications they wish to deploy, and even create their own applications via novel AI development tools.

Learn more about Augmentiqs software

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Blue line – light from the microscope lamp, passing unadulterated through a standard beam splitter to the microscope eyepiece. A small portion of the blue light is diverted to the Augmentiqs camera.

Red line – Augmented Reality that is simultaneously viewed in the microscope and computer screen.

3 dotted lines – functionality of the auxiliary stage camera.

Cost Benefits of Microscope Based Digital Pathology

Current digital pathology systems have been hailed as the one size fits all solution to replace microscope-based diagnosis, yet to date, evidence of improved performance, cost reductions or even better healthcare has yet to be seen.

The scientific literature is complete with papers and studies showing the benefits and needs of digital pathology. Augmentiqs is a microscope based system providing these same digital pathology benefits at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

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Dr. Liron Pantanowitz, Director of Anatomic Pathology, U of Michigan, conducted the first study comparing the clinical and cost benefits of Augmentiqs ARM technology.

“As opposed to Digital Image Analysis applied to whole-slide imaging, (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.”

Ki-67 Proliferation Index in Neuroendocrine Tumors: Can Augmented Reality Microscopy With Image Analysis Improve Scoring? Journal of Cancer Cytopathology, DOI: 10.1002/cncy.22272,

A Fresh Approach to Digital Pathology

Augmentiqs meets & even surpasses the needs of the pathologists for going digital, provides true cost-saving benefits, new sources of income for business managers and solves the IT challenge by operating on a local system with a low data footprint and high data security.

  • Real-time Telepathology (consults, peer review, frozen sections)
  • Computer-assisted diagnostics & quantitative image analysis (Ki-67, cell counting, color segmentation, AI, etc.)
  • Augmented reality of the microscope eyepiece
  • Manual slide scanning
  • Image capture, morphometrics and annotations (Open file format TIFF, PNG)
  • LIS integration
  • Improves pathology education
  • Create datasets of images for annotations and AI training

Augmentiqs outperformed WSI & 3rd ocular cameras for innovation, speed, quality & value.

Dan Rudmann

Senior Pathologist, CRL

Deploying Digital Pathology from the Microscope

Pathologist

Pathologist

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

 

Business Manager

Business Manager

Increase Lab Profitability

Low cost solution for digital functionality

Enhanced workflow

Keep using existing capital equipment (microscope)

IT Manager

IT Manager

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

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Download the Augmentiqs Digital Pathology Brochure

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Augmentiqs is categorized as an FDA Class 1 exempt device.