IntelliSite Ultra Fast Scanner Digital pathology slide scanner

IntelliSite Ultra Fast Scanner

Digital pathology slide scanner

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Part of our comprehensive Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution* is the easy-to-use Ultra Fast Scanner. The Ultra Fast Scanner enables you to digitize your histology samples and obtain high quality clinical diagnostic images. The scanner is a high throughput, bright field slide scanner designed to accommodate clinical histopathology needs for routine use in medium to high volume labs and integrated pathology networks.

High quality images
High quality images

High quality images

Our clinically validated scanner delivers high quality images by using a standardized and fully automated scanning process. Each slide is scanned at the equivalence of 40 times magnification (0.25 um/pixel). This results in sharp high resolution images which are vital for digitizing the primary diagnostic workflow and a key enabler for the use of image analysis algorithms
High throughput
High throughput

High throughput

One Ultra Fast Scanner can scan up to 60 slides per hour for a slide with 15x15mm tissue size. Each scanner has a slide capacity of 300 slides that can be continuously loaded, truly enabling fully automated nonstop scanning. Even if an error is detected it will indicate this to the user but continue scanning the next available slide, enabling high throughput digitization.
Automated operation
Automated operation

Automated operation

Using the Ultra Fast Scanner requires the simple ‘load and walk away’ operation. Anyone in the lab can load slides into the scanner and then the digitization process will proceed automatically. This automated processing is supported by numerous algorithms for detection of tissue, barcode, and coverslip, as well as continuous auto-focusing algorithms used during scanning.
Transforming histopathology
Transforming histopathology

Transforming histopathology

Automation drives the digital transformation process, providing you with fast turnaround times that will enable you to pursue new ways of collaboration and knowledge sharing. Digitization helps you and your clinical colleagues for better informed decision making to boost your diagnostic confidence and better assess treatment options. Now you can turn those glass slides into information–rich digital images without compromise. The Ultra Fast Scanner does not require complex training thanks to its simplified intuitive design and fully automated operation. Simply load your slides and close the door, the Ultra Fast Scanner will do the rest.
First time pass rate
First time pass rate

First time pass rate

The Ultra Fast Scanner digitizes slides fully automatically with a 98.4% first pass rate**, providing a workflow that is robust and reliable. Your laboratory staff does not need to spend time operating the scanner, freeing them to take care of other tasks around the lab.


Ultra Fast Scanner
Ultra Fast Scanner
Slide capacity
  • 300 slides (15 racks each hold 20 slides)
Weight of scanner
  • 139 +/- 1 kg
Power supply
  • 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 700 Watt
Focus method
  • Continuous auto focus
Compliance to standards
  • EN 61010-2-101:2010, AMD1:2016, IEC61010-2-101:2018, IEC 61326-2-6:2012, FCC Part 15
Pixel size/resolution
  • 0.25 μm /pixel
Microscope objective
  • Olympus, NA of 0.75 Plan Apo
Slide rack
  • Winlab LS-20/Winlab LSM-20, Sakura 4768 20-slide basket
Scanning method
  • TDI line scanning
Total handling and imaging time per slide
  • 60 seconds at 40x equivalent (15x15 mm scan area)
Operating temperature
  • 10 to 35º (for performance)
Barcode support
  • DataMatrix (recommended), Code 39, Code 128, QR Code barcode
Dimensions of scanner
  • 656 x 933 x 587 mm (LxWxH)
UFS connectivity ports
  • Ethernet cable for 10GB and/or 1G/100MB with 2 x RJ45 connectors, USB2.0 connection.
UFS output format
  • iSyntax Philips proprietary file format with either RAW or iSyntax compression
Relative humidity (no condensation)
  • 30 – 80 % (for performance)
  • *The Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is an automated digital pathology image creation, management and analysis system comprising of an ultra-fast pathology slide scanner and image management system; and including advanced tools to manage the scanni
  • **Demonstrated in validation study as reported in Mukhopadhyay et al. Am J Surg Path (2017), for created images and assuming slide preparation according to the instructions for use.