Microscopic glass slides are converted into virtual slides by microscopic slide scanners, also known as slide scanners or Whole Slide Scanners. In fact, in this method, microscopic glass slides are received as input and digital image is delivered as output. This is done with microscopic digital imaging.
To scan a microscopic slide, you can use scanner devices or slide scanner software. Of course, slime scanner software is more used today. Lam scanner software is also not more cost-effective.
The final digital image of a microscopic slide, called a Virtual Slide, consists of juxtaposing smaller images with mosaic methods to create an image with a resolution of up to about 15 gigapixels.
Slide scanners will be able to convert microscopic slides, such as pathology, biology, hematology, cytology, parasitology, toxicology, tissue microarrays, botany, etc., into digital images, depending on their type and capability. Therefore, they will be of great importance in a variety of research, educational and diagnostic applications.
The possibility of inserting digital patient information with slides and sending them to all parts of the world for various purposes, including receiving a second opinion and more from international experts is one of the most significant applications in this field. In this way, while securing the confidentiality of patient information, it is possible to better monitor and investigate diseases.
Also, today, the educational goals of digital images are extremely significant by making it possible to study special and rare examples with excellent quality with the possibility of easy and fast access for modern electronic teaching in universities around the world.
By converting microscopic glass slides into digital slides, we will be provided with the following facilities that we will be deprived of in the traditional case of physical slides. These features include:
There are different methods for microscopic imaging and conversion of glass slides into virtual slides. Microscopic imaging systems or slide scanners work in different ways, and each has advantages and disadvantages that laboratory users can provide depending on their needs and budget.