Global Patent Index - EP 0995103 A1

EP 0995103 A1 2000-04-26 - INSPECTION SYSTEM WITH SPECIMEN PREPROCESSING

Title (en)

INSPECTION SYSTEM WITH SPECIMEN PREPROCESSING

Title (de)

INSPEKTIONSSYSTEM MIT PROBENVORAUFBEREITUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'INSPECTION COMPRENANT LE PRETRAITEMENT DES ECHANTILLONS

Publication

EP 0995103 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98935713 A

Priority

  • US 9814719 W
  • US 5294297 P
  • US 89575697 A
  • US 94818497 A
  • US 3469098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9904244A1] A clinical laboratory integrated screening and diagnostic system for preprocessing and inspection of cytological samples or other specimens. A processor receives digital images of each specimen and, using statistical analysis, estimates probabilities of atypia for objects or regions contained in the specimen. Based at least in part on these probabilities, the procesor then estimates a probability of atypia for the specimen as a whole. A specimen having high enough estimated probability of atypia is automatically categorized as suspicious or abnormal and is in turn screened by a human technician with the assistance of a preview system and a computer-assisted microscope workstation. A sample with sufficiently low or no probability of atypia is automatically categorized as apparently within normal limits and is then either screened by a human technician for quality assurance or automatically reported as within normal limits. After screening by the human technician, samples that the technician deems to be suspicious or abnormal are reviewed by an expert for final diagnosis.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01N 15/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/48 (2006.01); G01N 15/14 (2006.01); G01N 21/84 (2006.01); G06F 1/20 (2006.01); G06T 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 15/1468 (2013.01); G06F 1/203 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9904244A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9904244 A1 19990128; AU 8490098 A 19990210; CA 2297119 A1 19990128; EP 0995103 A1 20000426; JP 2003521669 A 20030715; JP 3916395 B2 20070516

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-03 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020510

2000-04-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000217

2000-04-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB NL