Leica microsystems launches networked imaging solution for
9 October 2006
Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems has designed a new
networked imaging solution for the histopathology laboratory that makes it
easier to view, store and share images of specimens.
Leica DMD108 offers an innovative solution for histopathologists that
increases physical comfort, significantly speeds daily workflow without
changing the process, and provides an easy-to-use network solution for
sharing data. The solution has been extensively tested with pathologists to
ensure that their daily requirements are met.
The Leica DMD108 system
provides high-quality images directly on a monitor using a high-resolution
camera and powerful image processing software. It generates high-resolution
images with brilliant colour fidelity that equal those produced using a
Histopathologists can use the Leica DMD108 to
photograph specimen details of interest or compare tissue sections. Images
are easily stored with the click of a mouse and can be retrieved at any
time. Size ratios are also calculated by a simple keystroke. The
histopathologist can then audio-record the diagnosis directly onto
the DMD108, and the diagnosis is ready for transmission.
provides an ideal link between pathologists around the world. Now, holding
live discussions about specific specimens is amazingly easy with Leica’s new
network imaging solution, and it is
far more convenient than conventional discussion microscopes. A second
monitor or high-resolution data projector can be added to the system for
training, conferences, and tumour board discussions. Images can even be
emailed during the work process; whenever a second opinion is required from
a colleague who is not linked to the network.