Frequently Asked Questions: PathMiner Software

What does the PathMiner software do?

The PathMiner algorithms and software were developed to provide the means for conducting interactive telemicroscopy while providing reliable decision support for the detection and diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorders. The primary focus of the studies conducted thus far included a subset of malignant lymphomas and leukemias which are often confused with one another during routine microscopic evaluation. The PathMiner system features both single cell and multi-cell composite analysis (Please see publications and demonstration videos for further detail).

The image archive and correlated relational database provides the following features:

How can I download the PathMiner software?

For security reasons, we require a login and password to download the PathMoner software. You can obtain a login name by emailing the administrator. Please include a brief description of who you are and your interests in the software.

How do I start the application?

Double click on the file called "pathminer_1_3.jar"

How do I obtain Java?

You can download the Java platform from http://www.java.com/en/

How do I perform a query to get cells from the database which are similar to my cell?

  1. Open PathMiner and choose: Window > Open Display Window
  2. Click the "Load Image" button and choose an image
  3. Segment the cell by clicking "Seg," then draw a rectangle aroung the cell of interest, then click "Seg" again
  4. When satisfied with the segmentation, click on the "Database" tab at the top and then click "Query"

How do I browse the existing database images?

  1. Open PathMiner and choose: Window > Open Query Window
  2. The database entries can then be browsed by clicking on the tree in the left side of the window

How do I get the computer-aided decision of the cell type?

  1. Open PathMiner and choose: Window > Open Display Window
  2. Click the "Load Image" button and choose an image
  3. Segment the cell by clicking "Seg," then draw a rectangle aroung the cell of interest, then click "Seg" again
  4. When satisfied with the segmentation, click on the "Database" tab at the top and then click "Analysis"