Mobile cell-phones (M-phones) in telemicroscopy
: increasing connectivity of isolated laboratories.
Such mobile technologies are beginning to be used to improve public health and patient care (1, 2); examples include text messaging for improving adherence to malaria (3) and HIV treatment (4, 5), transmission of images for telemicroscopy
(6), and personal digital assistants for collecting laboratory results (7).
The full system, including sample loading, can be run remotely, making it suited for telemicroscopy
and hazardous environments such as nuclear facilities.
In the mid-1990s, Web-based telemicroscopy
was made available to NCMIR's user community in the United States and abroad, which was then able to effectively use the remote interface to acquire data.
only gives you one view at a time, making it difficult to tell where you are on the microscope slide, while virtual microcopy can provide simultaneous low- and high-magnification views of the digital slide.
Examples of applications include remote telemicroscopy
, remote surgery, 3D visualization of large datasets (e.g., bio-informatics, astronomy data), collaborative editing of HDTV-quality digital video, and distributed real-time music and dance performances.
Respective arrangements are facilitated by using inactivated samples and implementing new technologies, such as automated pattern recognition (49) and telemicroscopy
by using digital image acquisition and remote operation of the instrument or review of micrographs through the Internet (50).
This includes evaluation of diffraction images, analyzing convergent images for analysis of semiconductor stress, evaluation and visualization of energy loss spectra, telemicroscopy
, automatic particle analysis, and a 3-D visualization.
, artificial intelligence, and the Internet will all combine to provide the user community with an unfettered list of suppliers with digital imaging technology.
Use digital imaging systems such as whole slide imaging (WSI), telemicroscopy
, and image analysis (as appropriate to practice setting).