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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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An open-source, MATLAB based annotation tool for virtual slides

Riku Turkki12*, Margarita Walliander1, Ville Ojansivu1, Nina Linder1, Mikael Lundin1 and Johan Lundin13

Author Affiliations

1 Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), P.O. Box 20, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

2 Center for Machine Vision Research, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, P.O Box 4500, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland

3 Division of Global Health, Department of Public Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S30  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S30

Published: 30 September 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Computer aided analysis of virtual slide images has become an increasingly popular research topic and area of development. Novel applications are aimed for instance at automation of certain stages in sample assessment and assay readout (e.g. segmentation, detection, etc.) [2] or for reproducible measurement of a sample’s visual appearance (e.g. grading, morphological classes etc.) [3].