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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

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Virtual microscopy with Google-Earth: a step in the way for compatibility

Luis Alfaro1*, Maria Jose Roca2 and Pablo Catala3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Pathology. Fundacion Oftalmologica del Mediterraneo. Valencia. Spain

2 Department of Pathology. Hospital Arnau de Vilanova. Valencia Spain

3 IT department. Fundacion Oftalmologica del Mediterraneo. Valencia. Spain

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S11  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S11

Published: 30 September 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Advances in the field of virtual microscopy are continuously growing. Many companies have introduced equipments with very good image quality levels, and increased speed in the scanning processes. However also a wide variety of image formats, software viewers and servers have appeared, with lack of compatibility in the managements of virtual slides.