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scanner

 [skan´er]
1. a device that converts an image, such as from a patient, to a format appropriate for viewing on a computer or being transmitted electronically.
2. equipment used for producing a scan or scanning.

scan·ner

(skan'ĕr),
A device or instrument that scans.

scanner

(skăn′ər)
n.
1. An optical scanner.
2. A device, such as a CT scanner or PET scanner, for observing internal organs, tissues, and other parts of the body.

scanner

Imaging A popular term for a device used for various imaging procedures–eg, CT scanner Instrumentation A device that measures differences in chromatic or radioactive intensity on a 2-D matrix–eg, electropherogram or chromatogram, to quantify various substances

scan·ner

(skan'ĕr)
A device or instrument that scans.
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The experts are heading to the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital next month to deliver the microscope slide scanner and laptop - but they still need donations to fund the important equipment.
The procedure, as shown in Figure 4, begins by characterizing the whole slide scanner with a color calibration slide.
We give faculty and staff members access to Macintosh computers and other multimedia hardware, including 1/2[inches], 3/4[inches], and Hi8 VCRs; videodisc players; video digitizers; flatbed and slide scanners; audio digitizers; analog and digital audio decks; and a CD-ROM mastering station.
It should be noted, however, that relying solely on the proprietary software accompanying a whole slide scanner at purchase prevents users from realizing the full benefits of a DP solution.
The iScan Coreo slide scanner is a brightfield 160-slide capacity scanner with four objective lenses and live mode viewing.
Major whole slide imaging system components include a slide scanner for image acquisition, digital slide management environment, server space, work stations, and a developed workflow.
In our configuration, both the whole slide scanner and supporting server infrastructure are located at the facility where the specimen is processed.
Lachica reports that Olympus now offers a slide scanner that allows users to load up to five separate slides in order to create a whole-slide image.
Contract notice: ex-ante - digital slide scanner with multispectral recording technology
Regarding whole slide imaging (WSI), 33% (55 of 167) of respondents reported having access to a program-created database of slides despite 59% (99 of 169) with access to a digital slide scanner. Most (87%, 48 of 55) of those with access used them for less than 1 hour per day.
Importantly, the FDA's guidance is limited, as per its legislatively determined jurisdiction, to only the "technical performance of WSI systems for regulatory evaluation." (2) It divides the WSI system into 2 parts or "subsystems:" one the imaging "acquisition subsystem that converts the content of a glass slide into a digital file"(p2) (essentially the slide scanner; also termed by the FDA image acquisition); and the other the "workstation environment for viewing the digital images"(p3) (essentially the computer screen and associated software; also termed by the FDA image display).
iScan Coreo is an automated digital slide scanner, which when coupled with software, comprises a total digital-pathology solution.