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Computers win out over microscopes in pathology class

Virtual microscopy—the examination of digital images on a computer screen, rather than of glass slides through a microscope—is quickly replacing conventional microscopy at medical schools across the country. Dartmouth made the transition to digital images in its second-year pathology course in 2005; the impact of the change is described in an article in the Spring 2009 issue of Dartmouth Medicine magazine. For more on this, read "Students trade glass slides for computer screens".

Below, read more about the transition or try actually looking at some virtual microscopy slides.



Central Pontine Myelinolysis
Above is a slide showing Central Pontine Myelinolysis.

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