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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Stereo Investigator
Stereo Investigator Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Stereo Investigator is software for stereology that provides users with statistically valid estimates of the number, length, area, and volume of cells or biological structures in a tissue specimen. The software operates in tandem with microscope hardware and allows users to work with images from confocal microscopes, electron microscopes, and scanning tomographic instruments, as well as create comprehensive maps of cells and anatomical regions.

Stereo Investigator does not utilize a database. The vendor asserts that no personal or patient information of any type is stored in or used by the software. No data is stored in the program itself. Data files consists of cell counts and images of slides; these are stored locally as regular files on the user`s hard drive.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.4
Decision Date: 04/11/2024 at 15:53:21 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: MBF Bioscience
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/11/2024 at 15:53:21 UTC).