vCollections - About

Introduction | People | Copyright | Disclaimer

Introduction

vCollections is a set of publicely accessible virtual slide collections of histological and cytological samples.
Search vCollections by browsing the hierarchie or enter a keyword to search for collection-titles.

All slides in vCollection are contained in vSlides, the underlying virtual slide atlas.
In vSlides you may directly search by special diagnoses or other criteria.

vCollections and vSlides are part of the larger framework Pathorama and have been realized within the Swiss Virtual Campus project PathoPedia.

People

Idea and concept

Content PD Dr. med. Katharina Glatz-Krieger, Institute for Pathology, University of Basel
Technology Dr. Dieter Glatz, Universitätsrechenzentrum (Computing Department), University of Basel

Implementation

Programming Tobias Marquart, Universitätsrechenzentrum (Computing Department), University of Basel (DB-Design, Application Logic)
Dr. Gilbert Francz, Universitätsrechenzentrum (Computing Department), University of Basel (XHTML, CSS, Javascript)
Visual Design Christine Keller & Thomas Lehmann, New Media Center, University of Basel

Contributing Partners

Norbert Wey and Claas Boerger, Institute for Clinical Pathology, University of Zürich:
- virtual slides
- fruitful conceptual discussions

Content Supervisor

Prof. Dr. med. Michael J. Mihatsch, Institute for Pathology, University of Basel
Prof. Dr. med. Holger Moch, Institute for Clinical Pathology, University of Zürich

Sponsors

Novartis Thanks to a grant of CHF 200'000.- of the Novartis company we could purchase one of the most sophisticated slide scanners at that time.
Swiss Virtual Campus A CHF 172'500.- grant allowed us to scan slides and tag them for the vSlides database.
University of Basel As a partner of the PathoPedia project, the LearnTechNet group of the Universitätsrechenzentrum (Computing Department) implemented the database and provides the huge storage capacity of the vSlides database.
Olympus Software Image Systems Their openness to our ideas and needs combined with the ambition to keep pace with cutting edge technology provided us with the best of breed webviewer and underlying server.
Gloor Instruments Jürg Meyer of Gloor Instruments is a reliable partner who lived up to his promise since our first contact in 2000.

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Copyright

In General

All of our slides and their metadata are strictly protected by copyright laws. Any reproducing or copying of the contents of the slide database or part of it is allowed on our written consent only. Any commercial usage of our slides or derivatives of them must be purchased at individual conditions. Please read the following information to see whether in your case usage of images is free or not.

Allowed Usage

To non-commercial, educational institutions (universities), we grant the right to use the slides free of charge and without prior approval for lectures, but we ask you to acknowledge the image source. The usage of our slides or derivatives of them in a scientific paper or in a book is prohibited. Except for teaching purposes without commercial intent the images and derivatives of them may not be used or distributed beyond the individual's institution via removable media or on the internet, without the expressed written consent of the authors.
For online educational publications without any commercial background you may link to a vSlide using the "Permanent Link" found on the Details page of each vSlide.
Authors of online educational publications are highly adviced to inform us about their links so we can inform them about enhancements of our system.
By accessing and/or downloading contents from this website, you expressly agree and consent to the foregoing terms and conditions.

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Disclaimer

The purpose of this website is to enable health care professionals to access high quality pathology images exclusively for instructional purposes.
The images and their metadata as well as other related informations provided in this site are not intended for the diagnosis of specific patients. Consequently, the information contained in this web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. Please do not email us for advice on your medical problems. We will not answer your questions. Consult your physician instead.
The authors of vSlides and vCollections disclaim any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, to the use and application of any of the contents of this resource. The authors of this website do not make any guarantee, expressly or implied, of the quality, or results of use of the information found herein.
By accessing and/or downloading contents from this website, you expressly agree and consent to the foregoing terms and conditions.

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