Histological sample examination

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Leica Microsystems Pty Ltd



The Leica SCN400 Slide Scanner offers an alternative to the microscope for the examination of histological samples in pathology, research and teaching. It features a high scanning speed and on-screen imaging.

The Leica custom-tailored lens for a digital sensor, specially designed for high-res scans, ensures that the resolution and colour fidelity of the image on the screen are as good as that of the microscope image. Due to the Dynamic Focus principle which keeps the sample in focus for the full duration of the scan, even difficult samples can be digitised with the SCN400.

The SCN400 is able to load and scan up to four specimens at a time. With a scanning rate of 100 s/15 x 15 mm at 20x magnification, sample throughput is substantially increased.

The matching Autoloader Leica SL801 is capable of scanning up to 384 samples at the same time, overnight if required, offering options for automated operation. The user can keep loading new samples or remove finished scans without interrupting the process. Once a sample has been digitised, it can be easily retrieved, processed and made available to a defined group of users in a database. Thanks to digitisation, there are no more problems with bleaching specimens.

The SCN400 provides a quick and inexpensive way of sending digitised samples to associates and colleagues all over the world for mutual discussion, enabling users to obtain second opinions and meet the growing quality requirements in medical diagnosis. Besides saving time and money sending the valuable samples, the risk of broken slides is also eliminated.

The Leica SCN400 also opens avenues for interactive teaching. Students are able to watch a sample being examined in real time on the monitor. Interesting, rare or classic case studies can be easily and safely stored together with annotations for teaching purposes and retrieved by students via the internet as needed.

Online: www.leica-microsystems.com
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