Medical Histology and Virtual Microscopy Resources
Duke University Medical School
 

Using the Bacus Virtual Microscope

If you are experiencing difficulty viewing slides using the Aperio system, the Bacus system is also available.

Note: Access to the Bacus system from off campus requires a connection through the health system VPN (for help with connecting to the VPN, click here).

 

To view slides using Firefox, Safari, or Chrome Browsers:

From the Bacus WebSlide Server click the fourth link on the page, “View microscope slides with the Java viewer (using a web browser)”.  A drop down menu of specific webslide folders will appear at the left side of the screen.  Click on the folder of interest to open a gallery of webslide thumbnails.  Click the thumbnail of interest to load the image.  The webslide will appear in a large window at low magnification. 

 

To view slides using Internet Explorer:

From the Bacus WebSlide Server click the first link on the page, “View microscope slides with the ActiveX viewer (using Windows Internet Explorer)”.  A drop down menu of specific webslide folders will appear at the left side of the screen.  Click on the folder of interest to open a gallery of webslide thumbnails.  Click the thumbnail of interest to load the image.  The webslide will appear in a large window at low magnification. 

 

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Updated 6/7/12 - Velkey