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Title: Current Status of Whole-Slide Imaging in Education
Author: Saco, A.
Bombí, Josep Antoni
Garcia, A.
Ramírez, Josep
Ordi i Majà, Jaume
Keywords: Educació superior
Educació mèdica
Higher education
Medical education
Issue Date: 26-Apr-2016
Publisher: Karger AG
Abstract: Conventional light microscopy (CLM) has classically been the basic tool to teach histology and pathology. In recent years, whole-slide imaging (WSI), which consists of generating a high-magnification digital image of an entire histological glass slide, has emerged as a useful alternative to CLM offering a myriad of opportunities for education. Navigation through the digitized slides closely simulates viewing glass slides with a microscope and is also referred to as virtual microscopy. WSI has many advantages for education. Students feel more comfortable with its use, and it can be used in any classroom as it only requires a computer with Internet access and it allows remote access from anywhere and from any device. WSI can be used simultaneously by a large number of people, stimulating cooperation between students and improving the interaction with the teachers. It allows making marks and annotations on specific fields, which enable specific directed questions to the teacher. Finally, WSI supports are cost-effective compared with CLM. Consequently, WSI has begun to replace CLM in many institutions. WSI has shown to be an extremely useful tool for undergraduate education (medical, dental and veterinary schools), for the training of residents of pathology, tele-education and in tumor boards.
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It is part of: Pathobiology, 2016, vol. 83, num. 2-3, p. 79-88
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ISSN: 1015-2008
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