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Virtual Microscope

Composite display of cell slides from the virtual microscope.
Project information
Researchers: 

LHNCBC is no longer conducting active research on this project. Information is presented here for historical purposes.

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.