AI-driven Image Acquisition and Processing for Efficient Karyotyping
Time is crucial for karyotyping in routine use. MetaSystems offers a streamlined workflow for digital karyotyping from metaphase finding, chromosome separation to karyogram assignment. Customers using our solutions are able to save processing time and reduce turnaround times.
Patented Intelligent Karyotyping Workflow
Software algorithms based on Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), the latest trend in artificial intelligence, facilitate the automated separation and assignment of chromosomes in karyotyping to reduce time-consuming interactive processing steps. For this procedure, MetaSystems was granted a US Patent for AI based chromosome analysis (U.S. patent no. 10,991,098).Contact Us
"Classification of fluorescent R-Band metaphase chromosomes using a convolutional neural network is precise and fast in generating karyograms of hematologic neoplastic cells"
Beate Vajen, Siegfried Hänselmann, Friederike Lutterloh, Simon Käfer, Jennifer Espenkötter, Anna Beening, Jochen Bogin, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Gudrun Göhring
Karyotype analysis has a great impact on the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in hematologic neoplasms. The identification and characterization of chromosomes is a challenging process and needs experienced personal. Artificial intelligence provides novel support tools. However, their safe and reliable application in diagnostics needs to be evaluated. Here, we present a novel laboratory approach to identify chromosomes in cancer cells using a convolutional neural network (CNN). The CNN identified the correct chromosome class for 98.8% of chromosomes, which led to a time saving of 42% for the karyotyping workflow. These results demonstrate that the CNN has potential application value in chromosome classification of hematologic neoplasms. This study contributes to the development of an automatic karyotyping platform.
Completely Automated Karyogram Proposal with Full User Control
With the Metafer software and suitable imaging hardware, metaphase finding and image acquisition is automated. Subsequently, high-resolution images are directly imported into the Ikaros software for digital karyotyping. The separation of chromosome clusters and karyogram assignment is supported by Deep Neural Networks (DNNs). All automated and manual processing steps are recorded allowing for unlimited undo. Users have access to the original image at any time.Request a Demo
The new DNN functionality in Ikaros is included in the regular software update path and can easily be implemented in existing Ikaros installations. Interested in an upgrade?Contact Us
The Ikaros software also facilitates karyotyping of non-human chromosomes. Ikaros comes with many karyogram forms for different species of animals and plants.
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