Whole-Slide Imaging for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

  • Alfred K. Lam
  • Melissa Leung
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1756)


Whole-slide imaging revolutionizes the field of pathology especially in the areas of facilitation of research, long-term storages, exchange of information, and image analysis. In this process, a scanning equipment (scanner) scans the whole glass slide into a digital file. In research in esophageal adenocarcinoma or other cancers, whole-slide imaging could help in production of high-resolution images for studying and sharing of research information, assessment of tissue microarray slides as well as allowing digital image analysis of the tissue information such as level of staining (e.g., HER2) in a more efficient and objective manner. In this chapter, we will elaborate the concepts, advantages, barriers, and the operations of whole-slide imaging scanning.

Key words

Whole-slide imaging Scanning Esophageal adenocarcinoma Image analysis TMA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cancer Molecular Pathology of School of MedicineGriffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia

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