Digital Pathology

Page last updated March, 2023

The move of the Slide Scanning Service to the new NCRC location in July, 2018, positioned our department for growth in Digital Pathology. However, it also poses some challenges to researchers who utilize our services: firstly, slides must now travel to NCRC to be scanned.  Secondly, enhanced security was one of the principal goals of the Pathology Department's new space design; as a consequence, U-M staff and faculty cannot access Pathology workspace without appropriate ID badge permissions.

Therefore, researchers and others who need slides scanned are invited to use Pathology's contracted courier service, which transports specimens to and from NCRC on an hourly basis.

Courier service instructions for Pathology Department staff and faculty

Courier service instructions for all others


Driving and Parking Directions for our NCRC Location

Occasionally it will be necessary for a client to visit us in person. This can happen if the client is not part of Michigan Medicine and cannot access the slide scan request form, or for other reasons.  A map of our location is provided below. You may leave or pick up your slides from the box in the photo below the map. 

PLEASE NOTE: you must alert Digital Pathology that slides have been dropped off by sending an email to

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