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Virtual Microscope

Virtual Microscope research is working to replace the examination of glass slides in medical education with Web-based tools to zoom, pan, and analyze virtual slides in a teaching archive; to add annotations; and to link to NLM's MEDLINE/PubMed database of biomedical literature. Two other names for his research are Virtual Slide and Whole Slide Imaging.

Publications/Tools: 
Fontelo P, Faustorilla J, Gavino A, Marcelo A. Digital pathology - implementation challenges in low-resource countries. Anal Cell Pathol (Amst). 2012;35(1):31-6. doi: 10.3233/ACP-2011-0024.
Ducut E, Liu F, Avila JM, Encinas MA, Diwa M, Fontelo P. Virtual Microscopy in a Developing Country: A Collaborative Approach to Building an Image Library. Journal of eHealth Technology and Application. 2010 Sep;8(2):112-5.
Encinas MA, Ducut E, Liu F, Avila JM, Diwa M, Fontelo P. Development of a Virtual Slide Library in a Developing Country. AMIA Annu Symp Proc; 2009 Nov 14-18; San Francisco. p. 836.
Conran R, Fontelo P, Liu F, Fontelo M, White E. Slide2Go: A Virtual Slide Collection for Pathology Education. AMIA Annu Symp Proc; 2007 Nov 10-14; Chicago. p. 918.
Fontelo P, DiNino E, Johansen K, Khan A, Ackerman MJ. Virtual Microscopy: Potential Applications in Medical Education and Telemedicine in Countries with Developing Economies. Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; 2005 Jan 3-6; Big Island, Hawaii: 7 pages. IEEE Computer Society.