This article is part of the supplement: New trends in digital pathology: Proceedings of the 9th European Congress on Telepathology and 3rd International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

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Virtual microscope interface to high resolution histological images

Josef Feit1*, Luděk Matyska2, Vladimír Ulman2, Lukáš Hejtmánek2, Hana Jedličková3, Marta Ježová1, Mojmír Moulis1 and Věra Feitová4

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1 Institute of Pathology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

2 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

3 Dept. of Dermatovenerology,, St. Anna Hospital, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

4 Dept. of Radiology, St. Anna Hospital, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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Diagnostic Pathology 2008, 3(Suppl 1):S10  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-S1-S10

Published: 15 July 2008


The Hypertext atlas of Dermatopathology, the Atlas of Fetal and Neonatal Pathology and Hypertext atlas of Pathology (this one in Czech only) are available at webcite. These atlases offer many clinical, macroscopic and microscopic images, together with short introductory texts. Most of the images are annotated and arrows pointing to the important parts of the image can be activated.

The Virtual Microscope interface is used for the access to the histological images obtained in high resolution using automated microscope and image stitching, possibly in more focusing planes. Parts of the image prepared in advance are downloaded on demand to save the memory of the user's computer. The virtual microscope is programmed in JavaScript only, works in Firefox/Mozilla and MSIE browsers without need to install any additional software.