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National Cancer Institute   U.S. National Institutes of Health

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Product Description

caMicroscope is a remote viewing application for accessing grid enabled repositories of large pathology images. The project includes a caGrid data service, called the Pathology Data Service. Pathology Data Service currently supports the storage and region-of-interest (ROI) retrieval of pathology images acquired using the Aperio whole slide scanner and stored in Aperio’s SVS image format. The project also includes a grid-client, called caMicroscope, which can interact with the Pathology Data Service to interactively retrieve and display ROIs (regions of interest) within the whole slide image. The user has the ability to pan through the image, select the size of the ROI, and select a zoom level.

Current Version

  • Current Version Number: 1.0
  • Release Date of Current Version: 2008

Intended Audiences


Tool Download Files

The user guide has information on source checkout. There is also a virtual machine with all the components.

Note: The service and client must be installed separately.

Domain and Technical Information

  • Area of Focus: Imaging
  • Primary Workspace: IMAG
  • Currently caGrid Enabled?Yes
  • Compatibility Level: Not yet determined (Learn more about compatibility levels)
  • Tool Maturity Assessment Development Phase
  • Architecture Level:  Desktop Application,
  • Installation Level: Intermediate - technical assistance may be required, download may require supporting infrastructure or software
  • System Requirements: 
    • OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
    • RAM: 512MB
    • Disk: 1GB
    • Others: Java JDK 5.0

User Support Resources

Application Support

Documentation & Training

Presentations, & Demos


Developer Institution(s)

Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University
Center for Comprehensive Informatics, Emory University