Welcome to the Indiana University School of Medicine virtual microscopy website. Here you will find links to hundreds of virtual microscopic slides of both healthy and diseased tissues.

New to virtual microscopy? Watch these two movies before going ahead.

Subject areas

Cytology Histotechnology Training Program
     Gynecologic specimens     Histotechnology collection
     Non-gynecologic specimens Neurosciences
Infectious Disease     Bloomington, selected neurosciences slides
    Gram and Special Stains Pathology, Medical Student Collection
Hematology     IUSM Statewide Collection (The whole enchilada)
    Hematology tables of Contents Pathology Collections from regional campuses
 Histology             Bloomington Slides
    Human Structure Virtual Microscopy             Northwest Center Slides
    Bloomington slides            
    Northwest Center Slides Pathology Residency Slides
 Dental School      Sample slides from IUSM residency program
    Dental Histology, Table of Contents     
    Dental Pathology, Table of Contents Pathology, individual images.
         Individual, 'fixed' images

Instructor resources

The system works with all browsers, however, we have found that it works best with either Chrome of Firefox. If you need either, here's a link to the Chrome download and here's the link Firefox.

     A few helpful downloads and another movie.

Download a free image modifying tool (GIMP):
Get a free snipping tool .   (PC download)      (MAC version)
See how to modify and add pop-up window links to the slide viewing page.   Get files and watch a movie

Problems with the website, contact Mark Braun (

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