LUCIA Metaphase Finder combines the powerful LUCIA Karyo software and the automatic MÄRZHÄUSER SLIDEEXPRESS 2 slide loader. Key features of the system are:
Automatic metaphase search
High-magnification image acquisition
Powerful image processing and analysis
Reseeking of the selected metaphases
Scans 120 slides in one session
As soon as each metaphase is scanned, it is accessible via the database.
Scans different sample types and preparation techniques.
Fully automatic slide loader or a basic multi-slide scanning stage can be used used in the system.
Computer-controlled illumination ensures stable lighting conditions. Motorized focusing drive with absolute coordinates ensures fast and reliable focusing.
Fast CCD camera with internal cooling.
An eight-position scanning stage developed specifically for applications such as Metaphase Finder which require speed and high accuracy.
High-performance combination of devices that ensures high accuracy, speed and reliability of scanning. Mitoses can be arbitrarily relocated and analyzed at any other station with a microscope thanks to the automatic coordinate recalculation system.
Allows automation of the high-magnification image acquisition.
The configuration options of the system are endless, from one workstation for everything to a network of stations specialized in individual tasks. There are following station types:
Can run as a single machine processing the whole workflow. Or, it can be dedicated only to searching of metaphases and/or scanning of high resolution images.
The network-accessible database provides quick access to galleries of scanned metaphases stored along with their coordinates. It can be located on a separate computer, or the database server can be run on station with metaphase finder .
Can capture high resolution images of metaphases found by the metaphase finder.
Can communicate with the database, register patients or view results.