Whole Slide Imaging

Whole slide imaging is a disruptive technology where glass slides are scanned to produce digital images. There have been significant advances in whole slide scanning hardware and software that have allowed for ready access of whole slide images. The digital images, or whole slide images, can be viewed comparable to glass slides in a microscope, as digital files. Whole slide imaging has increased in adoption among pathologists, pathology departments, and scientists for clinical, educational, and research initiatives. Worldwide usage of whole slide imaging has grown significantly.

Scanner 1:  PANNORAMIC MIDI II (Fluorescence)

The PANNORAMIC Midi won the Gold medal at the 2016 International Scanner Contest in the following categories: Image quality 40x; Image quality 20x. Please see the scanner specification here

Service price:

IF scanning (DAPI included)

Basic resolution: $25/antibody

20x (NA0.8) objective lens, optical magnification 52X, 0.172 um\pixel)--per slide

Advance resolution: $75/antibody

40x (NA 0.95 objective lens, optical magnification 110X, 0.087          um\pixel)--per slide

Scanner 2:  EASYSCAN Infinity (Bright-field)

With 30+ years of optics innovation and microscopy expertise, our digital pathology solutions are developed with superior manufacturing and designed with pathologists in mind. Please see the scanner specification here

Service price:

Bright-field scanning

Basic resolution: $15
40x objective lens, optical magnification 40X, 0.26 um\pixel)--per slide

Advance resolution: $30

40x objective lens, optical magnification 80X, 0.13 um\pixel)--per slide

SlideViewer (Free)

SlideViewer is a digital microscopy application designed for supporting the microscope examination process in bioscience.

PC OS system: Download SlideViewer 2.4 (64-bit version) for Windows

Mac OS system: Install a virtual machine environment and a Windows 10 VM on their Mac. There, the Windows version of CaseViewer / SlideViewer can be run and used to open local slides.

Such as Parallels software