Blood smear analysis is a very important and typical clinical exam performed using an optical microscope. Most clinical laboratories have a standard scanning pattern for cell finding under a microscope. The commonly used scan pattern for this examination is the Zigzag or the continued raster pattern either horizontal or vertical. In this research, various scanning patterns were investigated and compared to the standard vertical and horizontal continued raster pattern used in hematology smear analysis. The scan patterns employed are basic scans generated by the SCAN methodology to scan the workspace. In this paper we introduce alternate scan patterns that would reduce the slide scan time for increased workflow in a lab environment. However, due to the random nature of the scattered blood cells, the comparison of various scan patterns has manifested an improvement of 14% in the overall scan results.
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