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Virtual Microscopy and Virtual Slides in Teaching, Diagnosis, and Research

1st Edition

Edited by Robert W. Ogilvie

CRC Press

376 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 151 B/W Illus.

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Despite a brief history, the technologies of virtual microscopy and virtual slides have captured the imagination of many, especially this current crop of students. Having come of age in the computer and Internet age, this emerging group of technicians and researchers tends to display a distinct preference for virtual slides and virtual microscopes. With many pathologists, morphologists, and microscopists already putting the virtual microscope to work, it will soon replace the light microscope as the instrument of choice for many applications.

Virtual Microscopy and Virtual Slides in Teaching, Diagnosis, and Research is the first volume that specifically deals with virtual microscopy and its various applications. Within its pages, you will find an in-depth presentation of the current state of microscopy, written by those pioneers and experts whose inventions and innovative applications have shaped and will continue to shape this exciting new technology.

You will also discover complete coverage of a wide range of very real uses for this virtual technology, from applications in teaching, to diagnosis and research; each accompanied by numerous examples.

Virtual Microscopy and Virtual Slides in Teaching, Diagnosis, and Research will provide you with a clear and complete view of this technology of the future that is already dramatically changing  the way microscopic images are captured, transmitted, evaluated, and stored.


“The book is valuable to anyone who wishes to know more about virtual microscopy and essential for institutions that may be choosing among the available virtual microscopy systems. It provides a much needed common ground for all users with definitions, explanations and well described methods of utilization and assessment.”

—Dr. A. J. Fales-Williams, Veterinary Pathology

Table of Contents

The Coming Age of Virtual Microscopy: Current Technologies and Their Applications, Jiang Gu and Robert W. Ogilvie

SECTION I Technological Advances

Reinvention of Light Microscopy: Array Microscopy and Ultrarapidly Scanned Virtual Slides for Diagnostic Pathology and Medical Education, Ronald S. Weinstein, Michael R. Descour, Chen Liang, Lynne Richter, William C. Russum, James F. Goodall, Pixuan Zhou, Artur G. Olszak, and Peter H. Bartels

A Fully Integrated Virtual Microscopy System for Analysis and Discovery, Dirk G. Soenksen

The MicroBrightField Virtual Slice System, Jack R. Glaser and Kirsten Berggren

Development of a Virtual Telemicroscope, Jiang Gu and Virginia M. Anderson

The Trestle Digital Backbone™, Jack Zeineh

MicroScreen, Edward Kujawski and MariBeth Gagnon

SECTION II Applications in Teaching

The Use of Microscopic Images in Medical Education, Robert A. Bloodgood

Virtual Slides for Teaching Histology and Pathology, Fred R. Dee and Paul Heidger

The Preparation and Use of Virtual Slides for Teaching Medical Histology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Charles A. Blake, Holly A. LaVoie, Clarke F. Millete, and Christopher M. Prince

WebMic, a Virtual Microscope for Learning Histology: Results of Implementation in a Medical Histology Course, Robert W. Ogilvie, Peter Groscurth, Hanspeter Rohr, Birgit Rohr, and Rolf Konig

Next-Generation Teaching Systems Using Virtual Slides, Rebecca Crowley, Katsura Fujita, and Olga Medvedeva

SECTION III Applications in Diagnosis

Virtual Slide as a Tool for Education, Training and Diagnosis, FJW-M Leong

Speed, Resolution, Focus, and Depth of Field in Clinical Whole Slide Imaging Applications, Yukako Yagi and John Gilbertson

Clinical Slide Digitization: Whole Slide Imaging in Clinical Practice Experience from the University of Pittsburgh, John Gilbertson, Ashokkumar A. Patel, and Yukako Yagi

Virtual Microscopy and Automated Diagnosis, Klaus Kayser and Gian Kayser

Virtual Slides: The AFIP Experience, Bruce H. Williams

Telepathology in Europe, Gian Kayser and Klaus Kayser

A Diagnostic Virtual Microscope System for Whole Slide Robotic Imaging: The Value of Virtual Slides for the Practice of Pathology, Michael J. Becich, Ashokkumar A. Patel, and Drazen Jukie

SECTION IV Applications in Research

Enhancing the Information Content of Digitally Archived Tissue Samples, Christopher M. Prince and Sterling J. Crabtree

Development of a Whole Slide Image Archive, Jose J. Galvez, Robert J. Munn, Andrew S. Garbutt, Michael A. Hogarth, Betty I. Tarnowski, and Robert D. Cardiff

Virtual Slides and Neuroanatomy: Atlases and Data Sharing, Lorin J. Freedman Index

About the Series

Advances in Pathology, Microscopy, & Molecular Morphology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pathology
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology
SCIENCE / Microscopes & Microscopy