This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 10th European Congress on Telepathology and 4th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

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Towards a computer aided diagnosis system dedicated to virtual microscopy based on stereology sampling and diffusion maps

Philippe Belhomme*, Myriam Oger, Jean-Jaques Michels, Benoit Plancoulaine and Paulette Herlin

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GRECAN EA 1772, IFR ICORE 146, Université de Caen, France

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Diagnostic Pathology 2011, 6(Suppl 1):S3  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-S1-S3

Published: 30 March 2011


An original strategy is presented, combining stereological sampling methods based on test grids and data reduction methods based on diffusion maps, in order to build a knowledge image database with no bias introduced by a subjective choice of exploration areas. The practical application of the exposed methodology concerns virtual slides of breast tumors.