Metafer IMAS for Gram Imaging
Manual Digitization of Gram Stains
Decentralized image acquisition and assessment combined with central case management
Hospitals and private laboratory networks may run numerous laboratories. Many of them have a limited number of Gram slides per day for which an automated scanning and imaging solution is not required. On the other hand, they have a high interest in standardization to improve testing accuracy.
Manual Digitization of Gram Stains
The Metafer based imaging system Metafer IMAS* is a manual microscope imaging solution fitting the needs of laboratories with a limited number of Gram slides. It combines MetaSystems' interactive imaging software Metafer, which is network enabled, with a manual microscope with LED light-source, and a high-quality CoolCube camera.
Decentralized Image Acquisition and Result Assessment
Metafer IMAS stations can easily be integrated into the existing laboratory environment. Hence, users can store acquired images in a centralized location enabling access from anywhere in the hospital / laboratory network, speeding up the review process. Moreover, pre-defined procedures for reading and assessment can be integrated supporting standardization.
With Neon, MetaSystems offers an integrated case and imaging management software. Neon collects the data from any imaging job as well as from external sources and presents them in a comprehensive and versatile case management dashboard. Strong data management algorithms, several convenient display modes, and many options for selecting and filtering content make Neon the perfect basis to organize large quantities of information.
With Metafer IMAS for Gram imaging and Metafer SCAN for Gram scanning laboratory networks can manage images / cases from all sites equipped with the systems. Create reports, store Gram information with patient files centrally, track workflows and recall all data easily whenever needed, while significantly improving your quality management.
MetaSystems software and system products are classified as in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVD) in the European Union in accordance with In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (EU) 2017/746 or In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive 98/79/EC, respectively, and carry the CE label unless otherwise indicated. Use all MetaSystems IVD products only within the scope of their intended purpose.
MetaSystems products are used in many countries worldwide. Depending on the regulations of the respective country or region, some products may not be used for clinical diagnostics.
Some hardware components supplied by other manufacturers are not included in MetaSystems IVD products and are therefore not IVD medical devices.
MetaSystems software provides, among other functions, features to assist users with image processing. These include, but are not limited to, the use of machine and deep learning algorithms for pattern recognition. The output generated in this process should be regarded as preliminary suggestions and, in any case, mandatorily requires review and assessment by trained experts.
MetaSystems offers Customization Packages for application workflows that have been successfully implemented for customer labs using standard Metafer platform functionality. It is expected that they can be implemented for other customer labs using similar workflows and slide preparation procedures. If a Customization Package is purchased, MetaSystems product specialists will - based on their experience from other similar application cases - support the customer lab in adapting the Metafer software configuration to their needs. The performance of the solution will depend on the quality of the customer slides and the expertise of the users, MetaSystems cannot specify or guarantee any performance parameters. The validation of the solution for clinical use is the sole responsibility of the customer lab.
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