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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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The Metrizer: an innovative device for achieving virtual hepatic biopsies

Carlo Russo1, Barbara Franceschini1, Sonia Di Biccari1, Stefano Musardo1, Guido Bosticco2 and Nicola Dioguardi1*

Author Affiliations

1 Laboratory of Quantitative Medicine, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Rozzano, Milan, Italy

2 University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S17  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S17

Published: 30 September 2013

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The last few years have brought rapid growth in the number of Virtual Microscopes (VM) and the promotion of digital histology. In this digital era, it is natural to assist in the transportation of histology imaging into computer technology support. We have also assisted in a quick and precise race towards improved technology capable of acquiring detailed digital images which realistically report the original slide for easy consultation [1,2].