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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

Open Access Proceedings

Hosting and managing large sets of virtual microscopy slides on the internet for E-learning and for reference

Hans-Peter Sinn

Author Affiliations

Department of Pathology, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S19  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S19

Published: 30 September 2013

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While the imaging technology for virtual microscopy can be considered mature, the techniques used for the organization and presentation of the digital slides are more complex because of the diversity of user requirements for every project and the technical challenges regarding the structuring and management of the slides. Generally, the presentation of virtual microscopy on the intra- and internet requires the availability of tools that act as a bridge between the digital slide repository and a content management system (CMS) for the web presentation. This involves specific programming of the CMS in order to display the virtual slides in a consistent and specific manner and provide for easy expandability. This is true for E-Learning systems, but also for general digital slide repositories on the web. We have created internet platforms for undergraduate and postgraduate pathology teaching and reference and will present our approach for an effective management and presentation of large numbers of digital slides.