McNamara 20140703 - Additional Pathscan and Tiki_Goddess related resources
Our Pathscan Enabler IV, delivered July 2014, uses the QuickScan software to scan a histology slide in "two clicks" (after loading the
1. Push the QuickScan button on the front of the Pathscan Enabler.
2. Click the Scan button in the QuickScan pop-up application (optional: change scan area in the Prescan image window).
The image gets saved as a TIFF file to the Windows 7 (64-bit) desktop.
I have been using Pathscan Enabler's since version I in 2000. See Chantrain et al 2003:
Chantrain CF, DeClerck YA, Groshen S, McNamara G 2003 Computerized quantification of tissue vascularization using high-resolution
slide scanning of whole tumor sections. J Histochem Cytochem 51: 151-158. PubMed PMID: 12533523.
Pathscan Enabler IV was developed by Rob Meyer of Meyer Instruments
From Meyer Instruments web site (July 3, 2014):
PATHSCAN ENABLER IV HISTOLOGY SLIDE SCANNER
The PathScan Enabler IV created the market for personal digital slide scanning. With an innovative and intuitive design, the PathScan
Enabler IV allows scanning of whole mounted histological samples attached to standard 1 X 3 inch cover slipper glass slides. The
PathScan Enabler IV solves low power, large field of view, high resolution imaging problems. Scan area is 1.423 X 0.85 inches,
resulting in stunning, incredible images up to 10,248 x 6120 pixels! The PathScan Enabler IV holds two (2) 1 X 3 inch glass slides and
includes simple use one touch QuickScan software, as well as SilverFast Ai Software for advanced users. Image files are saved in
TIFF or JPEG formats. JPEG, GIF, etc. The instrument will not replace a microscope and digital camera. Equivalent to 50X resolution.
Now in its 19th year of production, thousands in use!
PathScan Enabler IV
Low cost histology slide scanner
One button control, scans, saves and (if available) opens image in Adobe Photoshop
Typical scan times is under a minute
Holder accepts two 1 x 3″ slides
7200 dpi resolution, 3.5 microns per pixel
Single pass scan mode
16/8 bits per color sampling rate
Dynamic range up to 4.2 O.D
Real time sharpening, automatic color correction
Rapid accurate fixed focus
SilverFast Ai Studio Software – Optional Accessory
Fourth generation, 1000′s sold!
From Copyright notice section of bepress web page:
Scientific imaqes are data. Data are not subject to copyright. If you re-use Tiki_Goddess, please cite the original source(s). If you use this image, acquired at Prof. Laurence Cooper's laboratory, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), Houston, TX, we encourage writing 'thank you checks' to MD Anderson Cancer Center, either directed to Cooper lab, or Moon Shot Programs.
- Pathscan Enabler IV,
- Digital Slide Imaging,
- Whole Slide Imaging,
- Histology Slide Scanning
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gmcnamara/52/