A Collaborative Digital Pathology System for Multi-Touch Mobile and Desktop Computing Platforms (pages 227–242)
W. Jeong, J. Schneider, A. Hansen, M. Lee, S. G. Turney, B. E. Faulkner-Jones, J. L. Hecht, R. Najarian, E. Yee, J. W. Lichtman and H. Pfister
Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12137
Collaborative slide image viewing systems are becoming increasingly important in pathology applications such as telepathology and E-learning. Despite rapid advances in computing and imaging technology, current digital pathology systems have limited performance with respect to remote viewing of whole slide images on desktop or mobile computing devices. In this paper we present a novel digital pathology client-server systems that supports collaborative viewing of multi-plane whole slide images over standard networks using multi-touch enabled clients. Our system is built upon a standard HTTP web server and a MySQL database to allow multiple clients to exchange image and metadata concurrently.