This short report briefly describes the principles underlying the telepathology technique known as whole slide imaging, and the design and implementation of a system for acquisition and visualisation of digital slides. The developed system, including an acquisition module and a visualisation module, is available as an open source on the Internet, together with sample acquired slides.
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Competing interests: None.
Funding: Development has been partially funded by a grant from the Healthcare Agency of the Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.