An adaptable navigation strategy for Virtual Microscopy from mobile platforms

Germán Corredor, Eduardo Romero, Marcela Iregui
2015 Journal of Biomedical Informatics  
Real integration of Virtual Microscopy with the pathologist service workflow requires the design of adaptable strategies for any hospital service to interact with a set of Whole Slide Images. Nowadays, mobile devices have the actual potential of supporting an online pervasive network of specialists working together. However, such devices are still very limited. This article introduces a novel highly adaptable strategy for streaming and visualizing WSI from mobile devices. The presented approach
more » ... effectively exploits and extends the granularity of the JPEG2000 standard and integrates it with different strategies to achieve a lossless, loosely-coupled, decoder and platform independent implementation, adaptable to any interaction model. The performance was evaluated by two expert pathologists interacting with a set of 20 virtual slides. The method efficiently uses the available device resources: the memory usage did not exceed a 7% of the device capacity while the decoding times were smaller than the 200 ms per Region of Interest, i.e., a window of 256 Â 256 pixels. This model is easily adaptable to other medical imaging scenarios.
doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2015.01.013 pmid:25684128 fatcat:674z76ju7nd6rfwfex2nuoh3oq