CellaVision DC-1 Digital Cell Morphology SystemSimplifying the process of performing blood cell differentials in low-volume laboratories.

Discover how the CellaVision DC-1 digital morphology system automates differential reviews.

The CellaVision DC-1 is designed to automate and simplify the process of performing blood cell differentials in low volume laboratories. The system leverages high-speed robotics and digital imaging to automatically locate and capture high quality images of cells. It allows both stand-alone and networked installation.

When used in a small satellite site in a health network the CellaVision DC-1 allows the process and review of blood smears locally and remotely, as well as improving collaboration with colleagues and morphology experts at other sites.

  • Reduces review time for differentials to make more efficient use of experienced morphologists' skills
  • Standardizes differential results by automating cell location and pre-classification
  • Enables the utilization of skills across the entire organization through real-time collaboration and centrally stored images
  • Supports skill expansion via a comprehensive reference library and historical patient images and comments
  • Improves ergonomics by reducing the neck, wrist, and eye fatigue associated with traditional microscopy

Features & Benefits


With the Practical Automation capabilities afforded by the CellaVision® DC-1 Digital Cell Morphology System, you can eliminate the majority of manual steps commonly performed in blood cell differentials for maximum speed and productivity. The CellaVision DC-1 system enables this by automatically locating cells on a stained peripheral blood smear, then pre-classifying, storing, and presenting the data for confirmation by a technologist.

  • Automatic differential count on peripheral blood smear
  • Pre-classification and grouping of similar white blood cells into 17 distinct cell classes 
  • Pre-characterization of red blood cells for polychromasia, hypochromasia, aniso-, micro-, and macrocytosis, and poikilocytosis
  • Platelet estimation
  • High-quality images to detect cell inclusions
  • View of all cells within a specific cell class
  • Comparison of different cell classes on a single screen
  • Magnification of individual cells for detailed analysis
  • Software that enables the comparison of individual cells with user-defined reference cells
  • Digital slide creation for future education and assessment
  • Improved ergonomics versus traditional microscopes
  • Bi-directional LIS support
  • Ability to share a database with other CellaVision analysers
  • Real-time, remote access to slide data from anywhere within the network


The CellaVision DC-1 system also integrates seamlessly with your existing Siemens haematology investments, including:

  • ADVIA® 2120i Haematology System
  • ADVIA AutoSlide Slide Maker
  • ADVIA CentraLink® Data Management System

  • Analyze, reclassify, and sign slides from a remote location
  • Request second opinions and collaborate within and across hospitals
  • Compare new cell images with patient’s historical images in real time
  • Develop a program for education and competency testing of manual blood cell differentials
  • Standardize differential results, and assess, track, and document proficiency
  • Benchmark to a morphology expert

Technical Specifications

System Components

  • Slide Scanning Unit with integrated PC and Windows 10 embedded
  • CellaVision® DM Software

Slide Preparation Methods (wedged)

  • Automated slide maker and stainers
  • Hemaprep® Automated Blood Smearing Instruments
  • Manual smears

Slide Handling

  • Accepts slides with ground edges, clipped, round or square corners
  • Order ID for slides entered either manually or using an optional barcode reader
  • Slides are loaded one slide at a time
  • Analyses slides with blood smears


  • Romanowsky stains (May Grünwald Giemsa, Wright Giemsa, Wright)


NOTE: Processing time may vary depending on the smear quality, WBC concentration and number of non-WBCs

  • Up to 10 slides/h for complete differential (100 WBC+RBC+PLT)

Storage Capacity

  • Primary storage: On local hard drive up to 1,500 slides (20 GB)
  • Secondary storage: Unlimited when transferred to external storage media

Weight and Dimensions

  • Weight 11 kg / 24 lbs
  • Height 370 mm / 14,6 in
  • Width 280 mm / 11,0 in
  • Depth 390 mm / 15,4 in

Optional Software/Applications

  • CellaVision Remote Review Software
  • CellaVision Server Software
  • CellaVision Proficiency Software
  • CellaVision Dashboard


  • Immersion Oil
  • Barcode-labelled slide magazines
  • QC barcode labels
  • Label printer kit
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