Digital Pathology can offer agility to Anatomic Pathology departments who are invested in improving efficiencies and high levels of quality while quickly responding to the increasing pressure of on-demand pathology services. While there are many factors that can affect the overall impact of digital pathology, in this study, we are focusing on instrument operation. Our goal is to compare and quantify the precise amount of automated time required to digitise slides between the Aperio GT 450 DX and a commonly used, high-throughput digital slide scanner.
The Aperio GT 450 DX is an automated, high-capacity digital pathology slide scanner made by Leica Biosystems. The Aperio GT 450 DX generates an output of 81 slides/hour at 40x*, delivering up to 450 scanned slides in one batch.
The high-throughput digital slide scanner used for comparison generates an output of more than 82 slides/ hour at 40x**, delivering up to 360 scanned slides in one batch.