Camera for Pathology Applications

HD microscope camera Tauri: use & experiences at University of Göttingen/ Pathology Center

Visiting the Institute for Pathology at the Göttingen University Medical Center, where pathologist Dr. Bremmer works with the Kappa Tauri HD microscope camera.

Alongside clinical autopsies, microscopic examination of tissue samples is a primary activity of pathologists. These tissue samples are examined after removal of an organ, a small piece of tissue, or individual cells. The primary tool for this work is the microscope. Diagnoses that pathologists provide give information on the type of illness (benignity vs. malignancy), tumor classification, or removal of a tumor after an operation (resection status). In pathology, samples are reviewed under a microscope, discussed and diagnosed, and all results including patient number, name, age, and gender are added. All of this information is indispensable for colleagues in the clinic, and they contribute in no small measure to determining the patient’s course of therapy.

Kamera für Pathologie-Anwendungen

Colleagues discuss cases using true-color HD live images

Particularly difficult cases are examined using a demonstration microscope and discussed by the treatment team. This microscope is outfitted with an HD-SDI Tauri camera that is directly connected to a 55" monitor, allowing several colleagues to view the cases at the same time. The live images are razor-sharp, with especially high resolution and true color representation – crucial for pathologists. Furthermore, the HD-SDI Tauri camera is connected to a PC with imaging software. Using this completely digital workplace, images of the highest quality can be stored and used. Findings can even be formatted for tumor conferences or for publication of research. The technology accompanies education and teaching.

 

Kappa Zelos also valued by pathologists

Alongside the HD-SDI Tauri, Kappa digital Zelos series cameras are in use in Göttingen pathology. The Zelos also delivers 25 to 30 images in real time but is connected to a computer and corresponding software, resulting in a minimal delay of 180 milliseconds. For this reason, it is used more for documenting microscopic preparations within the framework of medical publications or presentations.

 

Result:

with its outstanding live images, the SD-HDI Tauri offers the perfect basis for discussing findings, and is ideal for numerous applications in education and teaching. For Dr. Bremmer, this technology has more than proven its worth. Even in future configurations, they will come back to this model.

 

Solution

Pathology: the Full HD camera Tauri2 is a perfect choice for all areas of training and research.

 

Full HD for the lab:

HD not only scores points thanks to 5x resolution compared to the video image. The 16:9 HD format is also the perfect adaptation for the human eye. HDTV displays 30 high-resolution frames per second, without latency. The colors are displayed with perfect precision. The light sensitivity and clear contrasts yield impressive results even for the most complex tissue and cell samples.

Improved lab processes

Suitable for any microscope, the Tauri2 provides convenient monitoring, without requiring a PC. The microscopic image can be viewed and discussed on location by several people, whether in the laboratory or at conferences. Work is easier and less tiring since it is not necessary to look into the eyepiece. The picture follows the movement of the specimen without flickering or jolting: the ideal conditions for highly focused working.

Convenient camera kit

The set is designed so that it is particularly convenient to use without a PC and can be used right away. It is easy-to-use and compatible with any microscope. The set includes the Tauri pathology camera with system cables, power supply, converter, and software as well as optionally a 24", 32" or 55" monitor.

Highlights

The HD-SDI interface offers full HD resolution. The user can switch to any full HD format (interlace or progressive, from 1080p/23.98 to 30 and 1080i/50 to 60). A 2/3" CCD, 14-bit digital signal processing, and 64-dB dynamics create the technical basis for the image quality highest standards.

 

Full HD multi format (selectable interlace and progressive, from 1080p/23.98 up to 30 and from 1080i/50 up to 60
Live image / 30 frames per second
Color fidelity
High contrasts
HD-SDI
Operation with PC or PC-independent
Ergonomic posture
2/3” CCD
14-bit DSP
64 dB
Available as a compact camera, as board for integration or as OEM version
WLAN option

Images

Tissue sample

Tissue sample

Tissue sample

Tissue sample

Bone marrow

Bone marrow

Nerves

Nerves

Nerves

Nerves

Connective tissue

Connective tissue

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