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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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Hypertext atlas of fetal and neonatal pathology

Marta Ježová1*, Katarína Múčková1, Ondřej Souček1, Josef Feit1 and Pavel Vlašín2

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

2 Prenatal Diagnostic Center, Brno, Czech Republic

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Diagnostic Pathology 2008, 3(Suppl 1):S9  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-S1-S9

Published: 15 July 2008

Abstract

Hypertext atlas of fetal and neonatal pathology is a free resource for pregraduate students of medicine, pathologists and other health professionals dealing with prenatal medicine. The atlas can be found at http://www.muni.cz/atlases webcite. The access is restricted to registered users. Concise texts summarize the gross and microscopic pathology, etiology, and clinical signs of both common and rare fetal and neonatal conditions. The texts are illustrated with over 300 images that are accompanied by short comments. The atlas offers histological pictures of high quality. Virtual microscope interface is used to access the high-resolution histological images. Fetal ultrasound video clips are included. Case studies integrate clinical history, prenatal ultrasonographic examination, gross pathology and histological features. The atlas is available in English (and Czech) and equipped with an active index. The atlas is suitable both for medical students and pathologists as a teaching and reference tool. The atlas is going to be further expanded while keeping the high quality of the images.