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A cytological specimen analyzer includes an image capture apparatus, a mapper and a screening station. The mapper receives digital images of regions of a slide containing a cytological specimen and determines if each of the regions contains cytological material. The mapper analyzes the image of each region, pixel by pixel, and if the region contains cytological material then the coordinates of the region are stored along with a focal position for the region and a value indicative of the amount of cytological material in the region. Upon analysis of each region on the slide, the mapper determines the most efficient path to be traveled between regions containing cytological material to minimize the viewing time of an operator at the screening station. Upon request by the screening station, the sequence of the aforesaid coordinates, which is indicative of the most efficient path, are transmitted to the screening station.

Title
Cytological specimen analysis system with slide mapping and generation of viewing path information
Application Number
8/736790
Publication Number
6091842
Application Date
October 25, 1996
Publication Date
July 18, 2000
Inventor
Lars J Olsson
Chicago
IL, US
Vladimir Dadeshidze
Buffalo Grove
IL, US
Richard A Domanik
Libertyville
IL, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
AccuMed International
IL, US
IPC
G21K 7/00
G06K 9/00
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