Digital Dynamic Telepathology - the Virtual Microscope

Asmara Afework, Michael Benyon, Fabián E. Bustamante, Angelo DeMarzo, Renato Ferreira, Robert Miller, Mark Silberman, Joel Saltz, Alan Sussman and Hubert Tsang
In Proc. of the 1998 AMIA Annual Fall Symposium, August 1998.

UMIACS and Dept. of Computer Science
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
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The Virtual Microscope is being designed as an integrated computer hardware and software system that generates a highly realistic digital simulation of analog, mechanical light microscopy. We present our work over the past year in meeting the challenges in building such a system. The enhancements we made are discussed, as well as the planned future improvements. Performance results are provided that show that the system scales well, so that many clients can be adequately serviced by an appropriately configured data server.