Olumpus offers a system for converting object glasses/slides with
samples/specimens like human tissues and cells to digital images (virtual
slides). Olympus calls this system the dotSlide system. This projects scope or
vision is to build up an automated system for slide handling using the Olympus
dotSlide system or similar systems from other vendors.
Name of project
ATCSH is the acronym for Automated Tissue or Cell Sample Handling but the
project name is open for change.
Other proposals for the project name:
Automated Object Glas Handling System (AOGHS) a more general name
Automated Slide Handling System (ASHS)
Premise for ATCSH project compared to Olympus SW product range.
Olympus already provide a comprehensive package of software to be used in
conjunction with their microscopes. The premise of this project compared to
Olympus software package is
to specify and to do at the near to fully automated process for handling
the virtual slides.
and especially do the automated slide pre examination. That
is to automatically pick up the minor count of samples/specimens with
anomalies compared to the major count of normal samples/specimens.
to customize the dotSlide system to an existing Danish health care
system. Handling the present physical slides/object glasses implies a
widescale logistic as illustrated in this story
A short description of the components given in the model:
Olympus Program. Olympus own program that controls the dotSlide
system and makes the digital image of the slide, also known as virtual
slide. The dotSlide system haves it's own local data storage (database)
and offers access to a range of global accessible data storages. The
images collected by the dotSlide may be processed in different ways like
what known from public image handling programs.
Automated SlideCollection: The program to be done by IHA and
VIAUC to retrive the virtual slides from the dotSlide system. This component
retrieves the images from the dotSlide system and stores them in the
SlideImageDatabase. And option may be to sent the image directly to the
Automated SlideScreeening for a kind of "real time processing" and
Automated SlideScreening: The program to be done by IHA and VIAUC
that analyzes the virtual slides to select the slides that may be or are
interesting. This component is the most complex one, but also the most
interesting. The component digitally processes the images searching for
anomalies in the samples at virtual slides. Slides with anomalies are
selected for further study/examination by qualified personnel.
Automated SlideDistribution. The program to be done by IHA and
VIAUC that handles the distribution of virtual slides to or from other