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Digital pathology as a service (DPASS)

Intro to DPaaS

You provide the space and slides, and Pramana technology delivers quality-tagged whole slide images

Pramana Technology
Overcoming Traditional Digitization Hurdles

The Benefits of Digital Pathology as a Service

Our Digital Pathology as a Service (DPaaS) solution allows centers to pay for high quality images, without the associated operational hassles of capital budgets and hiring skilled staff. DPaaS overcomes the challenges and costs involved in the human capital needed to operate scanners, including making the correct parametric selections and qualifying each whole slide image for errors after the scanning. With minimal burden on labs and no upfront capital expenditure, DPaaS delivers quality-assured whole slide images with standardized and open data formats.

You provide the slides, we provide quality-tagged, whole slide images

Eliminate the need of multi-million $$ Cap-Ex

End-to-end standalone process to make going digital easy

Economical, low human capital, pay-per-use

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Pramana for Research: Digitize at Scale

Enable new research revenue streams, support AI diagnostic development and streamline educational opportunities with a whole slide image repository.

The Value of Digitizing Archival Slides

Pathology has been critical to disease diagnosis for centuries, and that has created hundreds of millions of glass slides. Digitizing those slides can transform that data into valuable knowledge that could power the future of diagnostics and personalized medicine for patients.

To enable the next generation of digital and AI-enabled pathology powered diagnostics and disease treatment, it is important to leverage a factory-based approach to digitize large volumes of slides. Creating this rich dataset can rapidly accelerate disease research, innovation and education. AI algorithms built on digital pathology data will assist pathologists in advancing diagnostic capabilities. Today, pathologists learn from thousands of slides during their career; digital pathology repositories enable them to learn from millions. For this future and the power of pathology data to be realized, first the slides and their associated metadata should be digitized.

Spotlight Archival Application:

While many labs have millions of glass slides in their archives, one feasible approach is to focus on the most recently archived slides (2-4 years) due to the value in having digital images available for recurrent case. This improved access enables pathologists by improving access to existing case data and enabling telepathology and / or second opinions.

Benefits of Pramana's technology and DPaaS model for archival scanning

  • Pramana’s pixel level z-stacking is ideal for archived slides that have varying degrees of quality, annotations, debris, and beyond - without the need for cleaning slides prior to scanning. Recent projects have demonstrated >99.5% accuracy in scanning archived slides
  • Pramana’s cost effective DPaaS delivery model provides all hardware, software and labor to meet your time and volume requirements
  • No capital expense or need to hire scarce technical resources. When the project is finished, Pramana removes all hardware, software, and personnel
  • Pramana’s DPaaS model includes all service, updates and operational reporting at no additional charge
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Pramana for Clinical: Next-Gen Workflow Solutions

Pramana’s next generation whole slide images with auto-QC and unparalleled image quality provides pathologists the confidence they deserve for digital sign out. With standard file formats including DICOM, OME-TIFF and DZI, integration with 3rd party viewers, LIS’s and EHR’s is supported through open APIs.

Spotlight Clinical Application: Consultation Slide Scanning

Pramana handles difficult and dirty slides received from 3rd parties seeking second opinions - positioning the SpectralHT System as the whole slide imaging system of choice for leading reference and academic laboratories. Click here for a recent poster presentation by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Unique features making digital adoption feasible for clinical workflows:

  • High Fidelity WSIs: Powered by intelligent algorithms, Pramana scanners produce high fidelity WSIs with no tissue left behind, to make it easy for pathologists to investigate a case with confidence
  • Automated QC performed during the scanning process improves throughput and reduces valuable histo-technician time required to validate high quality WSIs
  • User-centric interface: Our smart, user-centric and feature-rich interface enables efficient case reporting and management
  • Integration with LIS - The WSI repository and the application can be integrated with the LIS for comprehensive information about a case, assisting in efficient case reporting
  • Our DPaaS delivery model enables adoption of digital workflows by eliminating the need for expensive capital acquisitions which lock clients into a single platform for several years, limiting their ability to take advantage of a quickly evolving and improving field

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