A joker is created by Dan Maynard’s Orion Automation and Scorpion Vision Ltd. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in males and and the eleventh most common in females. Cytology is taken as one of the keystone elements in the screening and diagnosis of bladder cancer. Routinely PAP stain is applied to cells separated from patient urine and the qualitative analysis of malignancy is determined by a Cytopathologist.
This automated counting system uses Scorpion Vision Software as it’s core component to identify and analyse cells with certain characteristics. The system uses a combination of vision tools to match certain criteria such as colour, shape, size, the ratio between cytoplasm and nucleus, the smoothness of edges and other conditions that match the characteristics defined by the pathologists.
See the pilot study paper on this system which was presented at the NCRI Conference in November 2011. – Download here
More information can be found on the system via our blog here: