Digital pathology software now includes stereology

GAINING valuable information about 3D features from 2D tissue sections makes stereology a valuable tool in the modern pathology laboratory. Now Definiens has expanded its software range with new stereological analysis methods.

The latest release of its Tissue Studio histological analysis software, Tissue Studio 3.5, includes systematic random sampling and automated co-registration of serial tissue sections for 3D measurements.

The company says that the combination of stereological methods with automated detection of structure and morphology in heterogeneous tissue samples provides a powerful productivity boost in the path lab. User interaction is significantly reduced, along with analysis time, it says, resulting in greater detail in readouts without introducing observer bias. The system can also be used for manual or semi-automatic stereology work.

Definiens says its stereology systems are compatible with all major slide formats and with brightfield and fluorescence images.

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