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Medicine Portal

Virtual Slides

Virtual slides are high-magnification digital images of stained tissue sections, stored in a multi-resolution file format. Using appropriate software, these slides can be viewed in a web browser in a manner that closely simulates examination of glass slides with a real microscope.


The Faculty of Medicine at UNSW utilises virtual microscopy for the study of both histology and histopathology.

To find out more information about the university's Virtual Slide programme or try some sample slides, check out the UNSW Virtual Slide Repository

Adaptive Tutorials

The following are examples of Adaptive Tutorials that have been developed, with each tutorial being based on a virtual slide.

Adaptive Tutorial based on a Virtual Slide of Cerebral Infarction

Cerebral Infarction
Department: Pathology
Academic: Dr Gary Velan
Educational Developer: Richard Heck

Adaptive Tutorial based on a Virtual Slide of Gastric Ulcer

Gastric Ulcer
Department: Pathology
Academics: Dr Gary Velan, Dr Betty Kan
Educational Developer: Richard Heck

Adaptive Tutorial based on a Virtual Slide of BronchoPneumonia

Bronchopneumonia
Department: Pathology
Academics: Dr Gary Velan, Dr Betty Kan
Educational Developer: Richard Heck

Adaptive Tutorial based on a Virtual Slide of Tuberculosis Lung

Tuberculosis Lung
Department: Pathology
Academics: Dr Gary Velan, Dr Betty Kan
Educational Developer: Richard Heck

Demo Medicine Tutorial

This demo tutorial is an extract of the four Adaptive Tutorials created for the Department of Pathology, and gives a brief demonstration of the AELP’s capabilities for developing tutorials using Virtual Slide Technology.

To view the demo tutorial you need to have:

  • A Flash enabled web browser (Eg. MS Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome)
  • Flash Player 10 installed
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1280x1024 pixels

 

Virtual Slides Labeller (VS Labeller)

At the heart of these Adaptive Tutorials is the Virtual Slides Labeller (VS Labeller). The VS Labeller is an online tool for annotating Virtual Slides, and making them interactive.

Functionality:

  • Load slides located on a server
  • Annotate a virtual slide using labels, textboxes, and markers.
  • Create labels and stars that can be dragged onto the virtual slide within defined "hotspots" or regions of interest.
 
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