08160348 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 229 patents.

A method and system for automatically evaluating quality of a slide-mounted tissue sample includes receiving a digital image of a magnified portion of the slide-mounted tissue sample. At least one quantitative quality indicator is automatically determined for at least one of the samples, and the digital image of the magnified portion of the sample. Each of the quantitative quality indicators is automatically compared to a respective minimum acceptable quality threshold. The quantitative quality indicators and associated quality thresholds are selected for suitability with an automated quantitative immunoassay. Failure of one or more of the quantitative quality indicators to meet its respective minimum acceptable quality threshold suggests that the sample is unsuitable for subsequent automated pathological evaluation. Results can be examined at a user interface allowing for user inspection of samples determined to be unsuitable, the user interface also having provisions for manual override of the determination.

Title
Methods and system for validating sample images for quantitative immunoassays
Application Number
12/186294
Publication Number
8160348 (B2)
Application Date
August 5, 2008
Publication Date
April 17, 2012
Inventor
Dongxiao Wang
Orange
CT, US
Christine Williams
Middletown
CT, US
Gregory R Tedeschi
Cromwell
CT, US
Robert Pinard
New Haven
CT, US
Agent
Foley & Lardner
Daniel R Shelton
Gilberto M Villacorta
Assignee
HistoRx
CT, US
IPC
H04N 7/18
G06K 9/00
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