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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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Preliminary slide scanner throughput evaluation in a intensive digitization facility setting

Vincenzo Della Mea1*, Giampiero Duglio2, Filippo Crivelli3, Pierluigi Banfi2 and Giancarlo Chiovini2

  • * Corresponding author: Vincenzo Della Mea dellamea@uniud.it

  • † Equal contributors

Author Affiliations

1 Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy

2 Cloud Pathology Group, Milano, Italy

3 Department of Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale di Circolo di Busto Arsizio, Busto Arsizio, Italy

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S45  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S45

Published: 30 September 2013

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Whole Slide Imaging (WSI), called also Digital Microscopy, is the most current approach to digitization of histological information [1,2]. It allows for transferring a whole histological slide into digital form, thus enabling any kind of digital treatment from storage and transmission, to telediagnosis, to automatic image analysis. WSI technologies developed only recently, and thus most uses described in literature are coming from research and teaching applications [3]. However, one acknowledged potential use of this technology is also aimed at dematerializing slide archives, by bringing them in digital form inside a so-called PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) [4]. This application would provide a major boost in the adoption of WSI in the routine work of a clinical pathology laboratory.