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The Microscan

The MicroScan Video Microscope system allows physicians to assess the microcirculation real time of the patient at the bed side. It is the world wide standard for clinical microcirculation assessment at the bed side.

It has been used in over 200 clinical publications in peer reviewed medical journals.  Our validated real time Automated Vascular Analysis software provides the user all scores dictated by the international microcirculation assessment consensus meeting. The MicroScan system is the only CE certified hand held device incorporating SDF technology with which physicians can assess the microcirculatory perfusion of their patients at the bed side. This certification is awarded after the MicroScan system has been rigorously inspected, tested and released. The MicroScan system makes use of sterilised disposables that have been tested, validated and cleared for clinical use. The MicroScan system is battery operated meaning that the physician can assess the microcirculation without having to rely on available power outlets whilst providing additional safety for the patient using a low current. Additionally the MicroScan makes use of a USB interface connecting with which it can be safely connected to any laptop using an Intel i5 processor or higher. The MicroScan system is a hand held video microscope using green LED illumination (550 nm). It is available in 5x magnification allowing a field of view of 0.94 mm x 0.75 mm at a resolution of 720×576 pixels.

The MicroScan Video Microscope System consists of:

  1. Imaging Unit
  2. Calibration Unit
  3. Detachable Handle
  4. Battery Unit (min. 12 hrs usage)
  1. Connecting Video Cable
  2. A/C Adapter
  3. Sterile Disposable Lenses (20 pcs.)

Our automatic analysis software

Our new research software provides the user all scores dictated by the international microcirculation assessment consensus meeting. The new Automated Vascular Analysis 4.0 research software, is a completely revolutionised microcirculatory image analysis software which can be used for the MicroScan System. A real time video of AVA 4.0 can be viewed here. The first full version of our research software will be released in September 2014 at the ESICM meeting in Barcelona. The key features of this new research software are:

  1. Real-time feedback assisted capture (feedback on image illumination, focus and stability) of videos of the microcirculation
  2. Capturing in automatic and manual mode
  3. Analysis within seconds, resulting in automatic segmentation of vessel boundaries with centerline and automatic measurement of analysis parameters like – De Backer Score, Proportion of Perfused Vessels, etc.
  4. Report with analysis results, tables, graphs and images of the segmentation are saved after analysis
  5. Offline analysis of the saved videos (separate purchase)

There is currently no other analysis tool available that can fully automatically analyse microcirculatory images.

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Recent literature

Here you find the latest articles on microcirculation & the use of the SDF technique. If you are looking for articles in a specific field of interest you can contact us here.

FAQ

Is it possible to get a demo of the system?
Is it possible to get a demo of the system?

We offer a 14-day demo. The only costs we charge are the shipping of the system and eventual needed disposables. Ask us about the possibilities here.

Do you offer device loans for research?
Do you offer device loans for research?

In cases where there is a genuine benefit to both parties: researchers and MicroVision Medical. If you think you have a great proposal just contact us here.

What is the cost of the MicroScan system?
What is the cost of the MicroScan system?

Ask us for a quote via our simple quote form. We aim to answer your quote request within one working day. Get your quote here.

Do you have local resellers/distributors?
Do you have local resellers/distributors?

We work with a number of distributors located at strategic places all over the world. Please feel free to contact them directly or contact us if your country is not yet covered by a distributor. We are always open to new collaborations with distributors. Contact us here.

North America Please use our simple quote form
Europe Please use our simple quote form
South America Please use our simple quote form

Australia & New Zealand
Inovanz Pty Ltd.
Contactperson: Jerome Champetier
website: http://www.inovanz.com

Baltic States
Interlux Co. Ltd.
Contactperson: Ernestas Petrulis
website: http://www.interlux.lt

Czech Republic
Stargen EU s.r.o.
Contactperson: Martin Kalos
website: http://www.stargen-eu.cz

China
NBL System Limited
Contactperson: Sunny Luo
website: http://www.nbl.com.cn

Japan
Asahi Biomed
contactperson: Tadanao Takeno
website: http://www.asahibiomed.co.jp

Rest of world Please use our simple quote form

Do you offer on-site training?
Do you offer on-site training?

If you would like to get an on site training feel free to ask us about the possibilities here.

What kind of magnification does the MicroScan System have?
What kind of magnification does the MicroScan System have?

The lens of the standard MicroScan System has a 5x magnification

What is the resolution of the camera?
What is the resolution of the camera?

1280 x 960 pixels, at 0.7 micrometer per pixel.

What are the technical specifications of the MicroScan System?
What are the technical specifications of the MicroScan System?
  • Magnification: 5x
  • Field of view (mm): 0.94 x 0.75
  • Camera resolution (megapixels): 1.2 (1280×960)
  • Optical resolution: 0.7 µm / pixel
  • Framerate (fps): 8.5 – 45 (adjustable in 1 frame/s steps in AVA 4.x)
  • Illumination: 6 x LED (540 nm)
  • Pulse duration (ms): 0 – 16 (adjustable in 62.5 µs steps in AVA 4.x)
  • Weight (g): 150
  • Power supply: USB powered
  • Interface: USB 3
What is SDF imaging?
What is SDF imaging?
Do you offer multiple lens tubes with different types of magnification?
Do you offer multiple lens tubes with different types of magnification?

We can make a special lens with 10x magnification as a special. If this would interest you please contact us here.

Can I measure other sites then sublingually?
Can I measure other sites then sublingually?

The MicroScan System has been tested, validated and released for sublingual use.

What is the delivery time?
What is the delivery time?

MicroScan System
When the MicroScan System is in stock we ship within 5 working days. When the MicroScan System is not in stock delivery time is 8-12 weeks.

AVA 4.0 software
The delivery time after release is 5 working days.

Disposables
The sterile disposable lens caps are shipped within 5 working days.

Is there required maintenance?
Is there required maintenance?

The external surfaces of the MicroScan can be cleaned with only 70% isopropyl alcohol between uses. Other than that, MicroScan System does not require periodical maintenance.

How often does Battery Unit require recharging?
How often does Battery Unit require recharging?

The analog MicroScan had a Battery Unit. For optimal duration a Battery Unit must be recharged every 2 months. The new USB3 MicroScan doesn’t have a Battery Unit since it is powered by the USB port.

How long does the warranty last?
How long does the warranty last?

A new MicroScan System comes with a standard of 12 months warranty. Additional warranty can be purchased per 12 months.

Which scores does AVA 4.x generate?
Which scores does AVA 4.x generate?

The scores published in the microcirculatory assessment round table conference meeting:

  • DeBacker Density
  • Vessel Density (total, small, medium, large)
  • Perfused Vessel Density (total, small, medium, large)
  • Proportion of Perfused Vessels (total, small, medium, large)
  • Heterogeneity index
Why does AVA 4.x not include Microvascular flow index (MFI)?
Why does AVA 4.x not include Microvascular flow index (MFI)?

The reason for not including MFI is that it is a more subjective score and has a poor interobserver repeatablity as compared to other flow parameters like PVD and PPV. Please check the related publication here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24885423

Is a demo version of AVA 4.x available?
Is a demo version of AVA 4.x available?

A free demo version of the AVA 4.x research software can de downloaded from our website.

Is AVA 4.x compatible with MacOS?
Is AVA 4.x compatible with MacOS?

Currently AVA 4.x is not compatible with MacOS. We do have this on our software development roadmap, so please return to our website about this in a few months or contact us here.

What are the hardware requirements for AVA 4.0?
What are the hardware requirements for AVA 4.0?

The requirements for a computer running AVA 4.x are:

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Intel core i7 or higher
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB or higher 
  • WXGA resolution or higher
  • USB 3.0
What are the key features of AVA 4.x?
What are the key features of AVA 4.x?
  • Real-time feedback assisted capture (feedback on image illumination, focus and stability) of videos of the microcirculation
  • Capturing in automatic (software does the capturing automatically) and manual mode (user decides to capture based on feedback)
  • Analysis within seconds, resulting in automatic segmentation of vessel boundaries with centerline and automatic measurement of analysis parameters like – De Backer Score, Proportion of Perfused Vessels, etc.
  • Report with analysis results, tables, graphs and images of the segmentation are saved after analysis
  • Offline analysis of the saved videos (separate purchase)
Are the disposables one-time use only?
Are the disposables one-time use only?

For the safety of the patient we advise to use a new sterile cap with every measurement.

What are your terms and conditions?
What are your terms and conditions?

On all our activities our general sales and conditions apply. You can download them here.

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