Automated cytological specimen classification system and method

  • US 6,327,377 B1
  • Filed: 04/13/1998
  • Issued: 12/04/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A semi-automated method of classifying a specimen, comprising the steps of:

  • a) obtaining the specimen; and

    b) classifying the specimen to determine the likelihood that individual objects in the specimen have attributes justifying further evaluation, said classifying including i) ranking individual objects in the specimen in an order according to the likelihood that an object has attributes justifying further evaluation, and ii) identifying location coordinates of one or more of the objects for review or further classification by a human.

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