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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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Stack or trash? Quality assessment of virtual slides

David Ameisen123*, Christophe Deroulers4, Valérie Perrier5, Jean-Baptiste Yunès6, Fatiha Bouhidel123, Maxime Battistella123, Luc Legrès123, Anne Janin123 and Philippe Bertheau123

Author Affiliations

1 Institut Universitaire d'Hématologie, Université Paris-Diderot, F-75010 Paris, France

2 Service de Pathologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, APHP, F-75010 Paris, France

3 Laboratoire de Pathologie, Inserm UMR_S728 / Université Paris-Diderot, F-75010 Paris, France

4 IMNC - UMR 8165 CNRS / Université Paris-Diderot, Université Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay, France

5 Laboratoire Jean-Kunztmann, Université de Grenoble / CNRS, UMR 5224, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

6 Laboratoire LIAFA, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S23  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S23

Published: 30 September 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Since microscopic slides can now be automatically digitized and integrated in the clinical workflow, quality assessment of these Whole Slide Images (WSI) has become a crucial issue. At this time, the quality of a WSI is verified a posteriori by a technician or by a pathologist. There is however a significant amount of WSI that are too insufficient in quality (blurred, bad colors, poor contrast.) to be used for diagnoses. These slides have then to be scanned again with delay thus slowing down the diagnostic workflow.