Please click the link above for more information on importing
Machine Scored Data refers to
scores that a machine automatically assigns to an ArrayImage.
in contrast to scores that users assign to images.) Machine Scored Data
used to be called Auto Scored Data. For example, the
Chromavision machine might assign the following scores to one
Importing MachineScores into the database is optional. They
simply give the user more information about the ArrayImage. The
MachineScores for an ArrayImage can be viewed by clicking the "Info
button" on the ArrayImage Panel, or by clicking the "Show Machine
Scores Table" on the ArraySlide panel. Both of the panels are
viewed in the Images application after one opens a session.
The machine scored data for an ArraySlide is put into a tab-delimited
text file by the Scanning Machine. Before the file can be
imported, it must be renamed properly. The naming format used is
the same as the naming format used for directories of ArrayImages
(ArraySlides). An example machine-scores file may look something
The only difference is the 'extra information' section gives a
description of the MachineScores, in this case 'Threshold5'.
More details on MachineScores: MachineSessions
A MachineSession represents
one Machine-Scoring of an ArraySlide scan. The entire .txt file
represents a MachineSession. It should be noted that it is possible for
an ArraySlide Scan to have multiple MachineSessions. So for
example, ArrayImage#123 would end up having several values for
BrownArea: 105 [MachineSessionID#5]
BrownArea: 271 [MachineSessionID#6]
The 'short description' section in the filename should give adequate
detail in describing each MachineSession if there is more than one
MachineSession per scan.
For the case of MachineSessions, the short description will
differentiate among the machine sessions for the scans.
In the above example, the short description shows that each machine
session uses a different threshold.
Specimens can be imported into the database by importing a
tab-delimited file. Each row in the file represents one
specimens. Currently this feature is only supporting at
JHH. This tab-delimited file is obtained from PDS (Pathology Data
Systems). This file can be imported as-is in the import
1. Launch the import application
2. Choose the Specimens tab.
3. Select the Hospital where the specimens are located.
4. Choose the PDS tab-delimited file.
5. Click the start button.
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