Despite a brief history, the technologies of virtual microscopy and virtual slides have captured the imagination of many, especially this current crop of students. Having come of age in the computer and Internet age, this emerging group of technicians and researchers tends to display a distinct preference for virtual slides and virtual microscopes. With many pathologists, morphologists, and microscopists already putting the virtual microscope to work, it will soon replace the light microscope as the instrument of choice for many applications.
Virtual Microscopy and Virtual Slides in Teaching, Diagnosis, and Research is the first volume that specifically deals with virtual microscopy and its various applications. Within its pages, you will find an in-depth presentation of the current state of microscopy, written by those pioneers and experts whose inventions and innovative applications have shaped and will continue to shape this exciting new technology.
You will also discover complete coverage of a wide range of very real uses for this virtual technology, from applications in teaching, to diagnosis and research; each accompanied by numerous examples.
Virtual Microscopy and Virtual Slides in Teaching, Diagnosis, and Research will provide you with a clear and complete view of this technology of the future that is already dramatically changing the way microscopic images are captured, transmitted, evaluated, and stored.
Table of Contents
The Coming Age of Virtual Microscopy: Current Technologies and Their Applications, Jiang Gu and Robert W. Ogilvie
SECTION I Technological Advances
Reinvention of Light Microscopy: Array Microscopy and Ultrarapidly Scanned Virtual Slides for Diagnostic Pathology and Medical Education, Ronald S. Weinstein, Michael R. Descour, Chen Liang, Lynne Richter, William C. Russum, James F. Goodall, Pixuan Zhou, Artur G. Olszak, and Peter H. Bartels
A Fully Integrated Virtual Microscopy System for Analysis and Discovery, Dirk G. Soenksen
The MicroBrightField Virtual Slice System, Jack R. Glaser and Kirsten Berggren
Development of a Virtual Telemicroscope, Jiang Gu and Virginia M. Anderson
The Trestle Digital Backbone™, Jack Zeineh
MicroScreen, Edward Kujawski and MariBeth Gagnon
SECTION II Applications in Teaching
The Use of Microscopic Images in Medical Education, Robert A. Bloodgood
Virtual Slides for Teaching Histology and Pathology, Fred R. Dee and Paul Heidger
The Preparation and Use of Virtual Slides for Teaching Medical Histology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Charles A. Blake, Holly A. LaVoie, Clarke F. Millete, and Christopher M. Prince
WebMic, a Virtual Microscope for Learning Histology: Results of Implementation in a Medical Histology Course, Robert W. Ogilvie, Peter Groscurth, Hanspeter Rohr, Birgit Rohr, and Rolf Konig
Next-Generation Teaching Systems Using Virtual Slides, Rebecca Crowley, Katsura Fujita, and Olga Medvedeva
SECTION III Applications in Diagnosis
Virtual Slide as a Tool for Education, Training and Diagnosis, FJW-M Leong
Speed, Resolution, Focus, and Depth of Field in Clinical Whole Slide Imaging Applications, Yukako Yagi and John Gilbertson
Clinical Slide Digitization: Whole Slide Imaging in Clinical Practice Experience from the University of Pittsburgh, John Gilbertson, Ashokkumar A. Patel, and Yukako Yagi
Virtual Microscopy and Automated Diagnosis, Klaus Kayser and Gian Kayser
Virtual Slides: The AFIP Experience, Bruce H. Williams
Telepathology in Europe, Gian Kayser and Klaus Kayser
A Diagnostic Virtual Microscope System for Whole Slide Robotic Imaging: The Value of Virtual Slides for the Practice of Pathology, Michael J. Becich, Ashokkumar A. Patel, and Drazen Jukie
SECTION IV Applications in Research
Enhancing the Information Content of Digitally Archived Tissue Samples, Christopher M. Prince and Sterling J. Crabtree
Development of a Whole Slide Image Archive, Jose J. Galvez, Robert J. Munn, Andrew S. Garbutt, Michael A. Hogarth, Betty I. Tarnowski, and Robert D. Cardiff
Virtual Slides and Neuroanatomy: Atlases and Data Sharing, Lorin J. Freedman Index
“The book is valuable to anyone who wishes to know more about virtual microscopy and essential for institutions that may be choosing among the available virtual microscopy systems. It provides a much needed common ground for all users with definitions, explanations and well described methods of utilization and assessment.”
—Dr. A. J. Fales-Williams, Veterinary Pathology