Toshiba Imaging Systems Division with Olympus Canada announces the High Definition Synergy-HD Microscope Imaging System for clinical pathology and teaching. The imaging system integrates the ultra-compact IK-HD1 3CCD HDTV camera that features objectives and optics which are well suited for digital imaging. The system also includes a hi-def, wide screen 42" or 47" 1080p LCD monitor, and delivers video imagery in real time, displaying the entire slide at all ROIs and magnifications. The camera's 3-chip prism block technology offers 1920x1080 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second with superb color reproduction, contrast and image detail without binning, image jitter or video lag.
With the new HD format, the microscopy system offers exceptional detail, contrast and brightness even at low 2X/4X magnifications where clinical screening and margins are performed. The image processing electronics in the HD camera system offers superior signal-to-noise ratio and unprecedented color image detail. A wide variety of adjustments, including the creation of custom color matrices and other user settings, is available via the camera control unit. Depending upon the need, an additional PC with an HD-SDI frame grabber can be added, allowing digital capture of the HD images at full 1920x1080 pixel resolution.