This post is part of an ongoing series exploring how your lab can utilize Motic’s 5-Scanner Anniversary Special to make the leap to digital pathology.
Today, our focus is: Clinical Support
Clinical Support is, without a doubt, the most common application of digital pathology today. Whether it is referring cases to non-local subspecialty experts, eliminating travel time by reading frozen sections remotely via remote access or simply having a full digital record of each case for quality control purposes, there are myriad ways a pathology lab can implement digital pathology and see immediate benefits.
So, where do you start? And how can you use your five scanners from our 5th Anniversary Special (a bundle including one MoticEasyScan New Infinity and four MoticEasyScan One) to start doing digital clinical support?
1. Secondary Consults and Tumor Boards: digitize and share
- 1x MoticEasyScan Infinity: central lab for scanning
- 4x MoticEasyScan One: non-standard samples or remote site scanning
- IMS: Digital Slide Server
Scan your slides on the MoticEasyScan Infinity and share it through the Digital Slide Server IMS. The four MoticEasyScan One desktop scanners can be used for non-standard samples, at remote locations, or even at the pathologist’s desk.
2. Real-Time Telepathology: real time remote access
- 4x MoticEasyScan One (+FS Live): ROSE suite, frozen section lab bench for remote access
- 1x MoticEasyScan Infinity: central archiving for quality and documentation
- IMS: Digital Slide Server, FS Live
Put the MoticEasyScan Ones by the frozen section lab bench, or on push carts that travel between the ROSE and cytology suites. The pathologist can connect directly to the scanners anytime through our industry-best FS-Live feature and read the specimens remotely. The MoticEasyScan Infinity can then centrally archive each sample afterwards for documentation and quality control.
3. Staining Quality Control: faster and better control
- 1x MoticEasyScan Infinity: central archiving
- 4x MoticEasyScan One: remote labs, back ups, special case handling
- IMS: Digital Slide Server
This is a bonus feature for clinical support. Digital slides can be analysed anytime by an algorithm or AI, shortening the feedback loop for quality control in the lab!
As a bonus, check out this referral link here to see Dr. Sylvia Asa using a digital scanner to provide clinical support to her patients. Dr. Sylvia uses the digital scanner to display the patient’s slide on a computer screen, which is particularly helpful when using a double-headed microscope where patients often only see their eyelashes. By using digital slide images, it’s easier to explain to the patient what is visible in the slides and why a specific treatment may be necessary, or if further testing is needed due to a possible genetic disorder.