Virtual slide

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A virtual slide is created when glass slides are digitally scanned in their entirety to provide a high resolution digital image using a digital scanning system for the purpose of medical digital image analysis. Digital slides can be retrieved from a storage system, and viewed on a computer screen, by running image management software on a standard web browser, and assessed in exactly the same way as on a microscope.[1] Digital slides can be used as an alternative to traditional viewing for the purpose of teleconsultation.[2]

The main virtual slide collection is the "Juan Rosai's collection of surgical pathology seminars", curated by USCAP.


  1. ^ Home. Some companies manufacturing digital slide scanners for pathology include Zeiss, Aperio, and Olympus
  2. ^ Molnar, B; Berczi, I.; Diczhazy, C.; Tagscherer, A.; Varga, S.V.; Szende, B.; Tulassay, Z. (2003-06-01). "Digital slide and virtual microscopy based routine and telepathology evaluation of routine gastrointestinal biopsy specimens". Journal of Clinical Pathology. 56: 433–438. doi:10.1136/jcp.56.6.433. PMC 1769977.