Anatomic pathology image capture using a consumer-type digital camera

Am J Surg Pathol. 1999 Dec;23(12):1555-8. doi: 10.1097/00000478-199912000-00014.


Low-cost, high-quality consumer-type digital cameras are now on the market. They can be used for taking photomicrographs by simply placing the camera over the eyepiece of a conventional light microscope and pressing a button. Similar techniques can be used for capturing digital images through various types of viewing instruments. The quality of the digital images obtained is surprisingly high. With this low-cost approach, the uses of digital imaging in the author's anatomic pathology department have widely expanded.

MeSH terms

  • Analog-Digital Conversion
  • Computers*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
  • Pathology / methods*
  • Photomicrography / methods*