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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 oriented service multilayer architecture for virtual microscopy in mobile devices

Luis Martínez1, Germán Corredor1, Marcela Iregui2 and Eduardo Romero3*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of System and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

2 Multimedia Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia

3 Departament of Diagnostic Images, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S31  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S31

Published: 30 September 2013

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The Virtual Slide (VS) is the constructed tool for interaction with a large amount of visual information, using for doing so devices designed to display and interact with the VS, i.e., search of Regions of Interest (RoIs), labeling specific RoIs in the VS, automatic VS or retrieval of certain RoIs [1]. Two main VS advantages, over a glass slide, are the information access and the data maintenance. Disadvantages are related with the computational cost [2]. Overall, slide storing and interaction is carried out from the same device used for display. Mobile devices are of course an extreme case of poor resources [3] and therefore clever navigation strategies are necessary to optimally interact with the VS.