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SCA® Tutorial 2017-01-11T15:00:54+00:00

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If you're looking for detailed info on the use of the CASA System Sperm Class Analyzer, the examples in this tutorial are provided with videos and explanations to help the SCA® users.
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System presentation

Presentation of the new CASA System SCA Evolution – Human Edition.
Presentation of the new CASA System SCA Evolution – Veterinary Edition.
Presentation of the new CASA System SCA Production for analysis and production of animal semen doses.

System use

Introduction to the Spermatology lab and Computer Aided Sperm Analysis .

Sample preparation

Preparation of the new kit for vitality in brightfield assessment for human and most animal species.
Preparation of the new kit for acrosome intact and acrosome reacted sperm test.

SCA® Sample Management

All the words of the SCA® software and also the reports can be edited in the “Labels” section of the “Administration” menu. Editing the labels can be very useful to customize the program fields and/or translate the reports into a new language.
This video explains how to define the options available in the list of some fields that describes the sample (for example the “Agglunation” field).
SCA® allows to add your customized header to the report template including the logo of your center. The new header will be printed in all the reports.
SCA® allows to add your customized footer to the report template. The new footer will be printed in all the reports
With SCA® you can configure your own signature to print it at the end of the report.
Use SCA® in your language. The software and reports will be translated to the language selected.
SCA® allows to select the values by default for the following fields: Volume, pH, temperature, abstinence days.
SCA® allows to configure how the patient name will be displayed. For example: Show only the name, name + surname, etc
Each analyst needs a SCA® user. This option explains how to add and configure a new user.
Each SCA® user has a role or user profile. This option explains how to add and configure a new role.
SCA® provides automatically a diagnosis of the sample. This option explains how to create a new diagnosis and configure the values for the different parameters.
SCA® provides automatically a recommended reproduction method from the results of the analysis. This option explains how to create a new reproduction method and configure the values for the different parameters.

SCA® Analisis Modules

SCA® allows to change the theme for the software and use a different interface color.
The windows of the SCA® software can be customized, just select the window and move to the desired position.
The windows of the SCA® software can be customized, you can show or hide the windows and have the most used options accessible.
The windows of SCA Evolution can be customized. This tutorial explains how to save the position of the diferent windows and panels.

SCA® Sample Management

This option explains how to create a new patient into the SCA® database.
It is possible to import patients into the SCA® database from an external file in “Excel” format. This option explains how to import the patients with a couple of clicks.
SCA® Sample Management allows to save the results of an analysis when it was performed manually instead of using an analysis module. With this option all the data and results of the sample will be saved in the same database.
SCA® Sample Management offers an utility for manual counting. All analysis can be performed manually using the counter tool.
An electronic scale can be connected to the SCA® system for volume calculation. It is not necessary to measure the volume, just place the sample on the scale and SCA® will read the volume.
SCA® allows to mark a sample as priority. Using this option, all samples marked as priority will appear in first position in the “Recent samples” panel.
SCA® offers the possibility to validate a sample. When a sample is validated, it will not be possible to modify any data or perform any analysis. When a sample is not validated yet, the reports will include the sentence “Not validated”. This option should be activated in the menu “Administration > Settings > Necessary to validate”.
These are the steps to create a report with SCA®. All reports can be printed or exported to other formats like PDF, Word, or Excel.
Search a sample in the SCA® database. Different search parameters can be used, like CHN (Clinical History Number), Sample Reference, Date, Analyst or Center.
It is possible to delete individual analysis from the SCA® database. Search for an existing sample and click the “Delete” button. A new window will appear showing all the analysis of the sample, select the analysis you want to delete and click the “Delete analysis” button.
A window with a list of the recent samples appears on the right side of the SCA® Sample Management. This window allows to access quickly to the last samples that were analyzed: For example to recover the sample data, the patient data, view results, create a report or perform a new analysis.
SCA® includes the data summarization tool, a very useful utility that allows to select data for statistics purposes.
SCA® allows to create a report with the results of all samples of the patient.
SCA® allows to compare the results of different samples. It is also possible to create a report comparing different analysis.
SCA Evolution allows to add the referring doctor of the patient to the sample information. The doctor will also appear in the report with the patient information.
Steps to perform an analysis by the faster way saving the results into the database.
Delete from the database more than one sample at the same time.

Hardware

Microscope adjustments required to work with the SCA system: Center condenser, center condenser phases and calibrate.
Installation of the motorized stage Prior Optiscan III.

SCA® Sample Management

This option explains how to calibrate the microscope objectives of the SCA® system. The calibration process will create a new scale to use during the analysis.
This option explains how to calibrate the motorized stage of the SCA® system. The calibration process will set the coordinates to start a new analysis.
SCA® dataShare is the module that allows to share the SCA® database and import/export data automatically. This option explains how to configure the main options of the SCA® dataShare.
Configure SCA Evolution to backup the database with all the information of your patients, samples and analysis.
Add automatically a prefix to the sample reference for an easy identification between different SCA systems.
This tutorial explains how to configure SCA Evolution to calculate automatically the number of animal semen doses to produce.

SCA® Analysis Modules

This option explains how to create and configure a new configuration for any of the SCA® Analysis Modules.
It is possible to clone an existing configuration of any SCA® Analysis Module. With this option a new configuration will be created with the same settings that the cloned configuration.
This option deletes an existing configuration of a SCA® Analysis Module.
This option allows to modify the settings of an existing configuration of a SCA® Analysis Module.
SCA® Analysis Modules allows to modify the settings of the configuration during the analysis. The analysis is updated automatically showing the results of the new configuration used.
This option explains how to search a feature in the configuration window of any of the SCA® Analysis Modules.

SCA® Sample Management

This option explains how to open the SCA® user’s guide.
Request technical support if you have any question problem with your SCA® system. An engineer of Microptic will do a remote connection to check the SCA® system.
This option explains how to attend a webinar or a demonstration about the SCA® system in our online meeting room.

SCA® Analysis Modules

SCA® allows to create sort groups for the study of a specific group of cells. This option explains how to create a new group and configure the different parameters.
This option explains how to modify the parameters configured in an existing sort group of any of the SCA® Analysis modules.
This option explains how to delete an existing sort group of any of the SCA® Analysis modules.
This option explains how to view the cells of a sort group in an analyzed image with any of the SCA® Analysis Modules.
This option explains how to view the results of the different sort groups of the SCA® Analysis Modules.
This option explains how to print a report with the results of the sort groups of any of the SCA® Analysis Modules.

SCA® Analysis Modules

This option explains how to capture and analyze one field using the SCA® Analysis Modules.
SCA® Motility and concentration module allows to adjust manually the threshold in order to improve the detection of cells during the analysis. This option is recommended for samples with debris or very low concentration.
SCA® Analysis Modules allow to analyze a file imported from disk instead of capturing directly with the digital camera.
SCA® Analysis Modules allow to import all the images stored in a folder and analyze all of them automatically.
This option explains how to adjust the camera parameters in order to improve the image quality. All camera options availabe can be modified from the “Capture” window of the SCA® Analysis Modules.
SCA® Analysis Modules has a tool to draw an ellipse manually and measure the area and perimeter of the drawn form.
SCA® Analysis Modules has a tool to draw a line manually and measure the length of the line.
This option explains how to perform an Internal Quality Control (IQC) with SCA® using QC-Beads .
This option explains how to perform an Internal Quality Control (IQC) with SCA® using a micrometer to check the calibration.
It is possible to add spermatozoa manually that could not be detected by SCA®. This option is available clicking the “Add” button of the toolbar.
It is possible to delete spermatozoa manually that were detected by SCA®. This option is available clicking the “Delete” button of the toolbar.
It is possible to delete a captured field captured with SCA® Analysis Modules. This option is available clicking the “Delete field” button of the toolbar or selecting the desired field and clicking the option “Delete” of the “Field” menu.
SCA® provides an intelligent filter in motility and concentraion analysis module that filters and removes the cells, particles and debris that are not spermatozoa. This option is available clicking the “Intelligent filter” button of the toolbar.
SCA® Morphology module offers the option to analyze the tail of the spermatozoa, it is only possible when the high resolution camera and the 60x objective is used. This option explains how to configure SCA® to analyze the morphology of the tail.
SCA® Morphology module offers the option to analyze the vacuoles. This option explains how to configure SCA® to analyze the vacuoles.
This option explains how to see the detailed information of one spermatozoon with any of the SCA® Analysis Modules.
This option explains how to show different classification results on a field analyzed with the SCA® Motility and concentration module.
SCA® system has the option to use a motorized stage for a fully automatic analysis. This option explains how to configure and use the motorized stage with the SCA® system.
Use the adaptative criteria for morphology analysis. The classification parameters of the sperm are automatically adjusted according to your personal criteria.

SCA® Analysis Modules

This option explains how to view the different results of samples analyzed with SCA® system.
This option explains how to see the detailed data of all the spermatozoa analyzed with the SCA® system.
This option explains how to compare the results between different fields captured with any of the SCA® Analysis Modules.
SCA® Analysis Modules has an advanced summarization tool that allows data selection for statistics purposes. This option explains how this tool can be used.
Modify the analysis parameters and SCA Evolution reanalyze automatically all the captured fields.
SCA Evolution allows to customize the table where the data of each individual spermatozoa is detailed.

SCA® Analysis Modules

SCA® Analysis Modules has the option to save a session file with all the captured fields, the configuration used and the results of the analysis. The session can be recovered at any moment and allows to continue the analysis or do any modification in the configuration.
SCA® Analysis Modules has the option to save the results into the database. This video explains how to configure the option.
SCA® Analysis Modules has the option to save a session and send it automatically by e-mail. The session file will include all the captured fields, the configuration used and the results of the analysis.
SCA® Analysis Modules has the option to save a session to mySCA cloud space automatically. The session file will include all the captured fields, the configuration used and the results of the analysis.
SCA® Analysis Modules allows to export to disk any of the captured fields.
This option explains how to open a session with any of the SCA® Analysis Modules, allowing to continue the analysis. The session file includes all the captured fields, the configuration used and the results of the analysis.
SCA® offers the possibility to export the results of an analysis to mySCA cloud space and allow to the patient to download the results from the website www.semenanalysis.net. The patient will have available for download the final report, the pictures and the sessions of the analysis.

SCA® Sample Management

Add a digital signature to be printed in reports.
Reports can now be printed in different languages. It is only necessary to configure the spoken language of the patient.

SCA® Analysis Modules

This option explains how to create the analysis report with any of the SCA® Analysis Modules.
This option explains how to create a detailed report with individual data of each spermatozoa.
This option explains how to create a report with all the images captured during the analysis.
SCA® reports includes pictures of the sample showing the analysis. This option explains how to configure the number and type of picture included in the report.