Examining the Current Problems in Digital Pathology

The same problems are being faced repeatedly by pathologists. To name a few - the logistical issues with people and slides, the struggles with obtaining a fast second opinion, trying to organize the workflow, challenges with digital compatibility and the requirement to have the correct tools for the job. This article discusses a single solution for all of these problems.

Personal Slide Scanner Microscope

Digitalization is currently disrupting pathology and there is a desperate need for a way to make all ends of the process meet. This missing link is solved with the Grundium Ocus – a personal slide scanner microscope with a simple hardware platform that enables full use of existing workflow systems and software.

Working of the Grundium Ocus

Schedule and location are both limiting factors in terms of the number of pathologists available for operation. Any lab technician can perform the initial scanning using a compact and affordable Grundium Ocus. As long as they have a secure internet connection, the pathologist can be anywhere in the world. The Ocus can also read frozen sections that are far from perfect, meaning that there is some wiggle-room in the process. The time saved allows pathologist to work on many more cases at once.

Working like a webserver, the Grundium Ocus means that a second opinion can be sought without having to ship slides. The scanner can be operated remotely by logging in to the Ocus software via their browser, allowing the pathologist to look at any part of the slide. Rapid onsite evaluation is also facilitated with the Remote Live View feature, meaning a second opinion is now only minutes away.

Until now, it has typically been difficult, if not impossible, to integrate into existing workflow models and systems, but the Grundium Ocus supports all existing systems and file formats. It can be implemented in any system as a browser-based software with no compatibility issues.

Benefits of the Grundium Ocus

Slide scanners are large, costly and limited to a specific location. As a portable scanner, the Grundium Ocus can travel anywhere in a case small enough for aircraft cabins. Unlike its refrigerator-sized competition, it is not sensitive to vibration and does not require a perfectly level surface to sit on. The Ocus is mobile and extraordinarily portable and in a price bracket that matches its small size. It has everything required to make it as a personal scanner on to every pathologist’s desk, and perform as a staple piece of equipment in any operating theatre, clinic, and school.

About Grundium

The Grundium Ocus does away with physical slide transfers between the clinic and the lab and enables live telepathology consultations between surgeons and pathologists.

The Grundium Ocus is a monumental leap in digital pathology. It is a precision tool, and is small and affordable enough to be on every medical professional’s desk. It is truly portable and can be brought anywhere. Wireless connectivity means telepathology is now possible practically anywhere on the planet.

Key Benefits

The Grundium Ocus is a game changing enabler of personal digital microscopy. It brings the global pool of pathology experts to you and it makes looking at sample slides convenient even off-lab.

The Grundium Ocus is your personal microscope scanner to make daily work faster and easier.


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Last updated: Mar 26, 2020 at 12:22 PM

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