Trust your eyes - true colour LED Illumination
Olympus is taking brightfield to the next level with the most advanced mixed-matrix brightfield LED technology currently available. This new true-colour LED has been designed to provide a colour rendering index very similar to that of halogen bulbs with daylight filters. This means that stain colours appear exactly the same under the true colour LED as they do under daylight filtered halogen, and also that similar (but not the same) colours can be clearly differentiated. Such clarity cannot be provided by standard LEDs as they cannot provide the same colour rendering capabilities and thus diagnostic imaging becomes difficult. This advanced colour rendering technology therefore provides a wavelength range ideal for the most commonly used stain colours - purple, blue and red (e.g. haematoxylin and eosin – HE or Papanicolaou stain - Pap).
Increased efficiency - Light intensity management (LIM)
Due to their nature, LEDs are ideal for transmitted bright field illumination as they offer easy intensity control, with a constant colour temperature profile over the entire intensity range. Olympus has maximised this distinct benefit with the built-in Light Intensity Manager (LIM), which provides an easy to use interface for setting and automating brightness levels associated with each different objective, reducing the fine adjustments usually completed by the user with each objective. The Olympus LIM works in collaboration with the unique Olympus true-colour LED transmitted light source and coded nosepieces (5 and 7 positions), to automatically adjust the illumination intensity to the user’s pre-defined levels with each objective change.
Building your system – ultimate flexibility
With the BX43 it is possible to start with a standard manual brightfield microscope set-up and then adapt the system as the requirements change, for example additional condensers and objectives could be added to cover a broader range of techniques, a trinocular observation tube makes it possible to add a digital imaging camera which, in turn, makes the Olympus labSens software an excellent addition for digital documentation and case tracking. The BX43 can also support reflected fluorescence, ensuring that, with the increasing number of clinically-relevant fluorescence techniques, your microscopy system can be easily adapted to suit, whilst still providing the same transmitted white light capabilities.
Future Lab Ready – system solutions
An increasing number of application areas require clinicians to capture, store and annotate the images they produce. As a result, even if these requirements are not currently needed the microscope you buy today should be ready for the digital future. With the Olympus BX3 microscopes, related accessories and digital camera range, as well as the dedicated labSens software, clinicians have the scope to match their current requirements; safe in the knowledge they are ready for the future, whichever direction it takes their imaging needs.
Digital imaging ready – uncompromising ergonomics
A range of tubes are available for the BX3 range to suit every requirement. For the greatest system flexibility and user comfort, the tilting, trinocular U-TTR2 tube provides excellent eye piece height adjustment as well as interpupillary distance control, and the optical path slider can be attached to either side of the tube, once again this puts the user in full control of the microscope and ensures that the microscope adjusts to their posture and not vice versa.
Motorised running – the freedom of choice
By bringing together the right balance of modules and accessories, the BX3 clinical microscopes provide the freedom to fully investigate specimens. Olympus offers an impressive range of motorisation and automation tools for increasing the efficiency of routine and complex imaging and screening techniques. This offers the capability to perform more reliable examinations even more quickly, saving valuable time. The automation options work well in unison with each other, but can be implemented as independent solutions, so the user only has to motorise the function(s) they need to. This offers much greater flexibility and cost-efficiency, ensuring that the system is built to the user needs.
labSens – Modern digital documentation solution
The labSens software programme is the ideal digital imaging and documentation solution for the modern clinical laboratory. As well as providing all of the essential image acquisition, processing and discussion needs, labSens fits in with the BX3’s central themes of ergonomics and efficiency. The easy-to-use graphical user interface enables the definition of the most important functions, such that users can choose which tools they would like to have available on the screen, enabling them to streamline the interface. This results in an instinctive and fast interactive environment for acquiring, displaying, commenting, measuring and handling of images.