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Virtual Microscopy: A Digital Alternative to Glass Slides

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October 19, 2007. This fall, more than 200 first-year students in the Sciences Basic to the Practice of Medicine and Dentistry (SBPMD) course are participating in a pilot program to test a new virtual microscopy solution that could change the way medical and dental students learn about histology.

In addition to viewing glass slides with traditional microscopes, students now have access to the SPBMD Online Laboratory Manual, a web-based interface that allows them to view high-resolution histological slides online. CCNMTL collaborated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Dean of Scholarly Resources, and the CUMC campus network group to coordinate the installation and configuration of the technology, which was created by Aperio, a company specializing in digital pathology management systems.

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