Digital Pathology

Slide Label Removal or Substitution 

SVS files generated by the Service will have a slide label image embedded within them.  This label image will occasionally carry protected health information (PHI).  PHI should be removed or replaced with an alternative specimen identifier for conferences or presentations.  The Pathology Slide Scanning Service will perform such de-labeling and/or re-labeling upon request.  See image below.  The scanning client will need to determine which format best suits his/her needs or meets the requirements of a particular conference.

Note that substituting slide labels is a lengthy process:  about 30 min per slide.  Please keep this in mind if requesting label substitution for more than approximately 5 slides in order that your modified slide images can be returned to you in time for your presentation.