Digital Pathology

ImageScope software

ImageScope is freeware, distributed by Leica Biosystems, that can open svs image files.  It allows “zooming” into images, annotation of images, and capture of regions of interest that can be exported as common image formats (JPG, TIFF) for further use in publications or PowerPoint presentations.

If you have administrative rights to your University of Michigan computer you may install the software yourself.  If not, a member of the Pathology Informatics team will need to install it for you.



ImageScope can be downloaded from this location on M+BOX:

ImageScope v. 12.4.3


After installing the software you must reboot your computer in order for it to work.  Unfortunately as of June 2020, Leica does not have a Macintosh-compatible version of ImageScope.  If you are a Macintosh user please go here for more information


Annotating Images

Areas of interest in a particular image can be called out using arrows, polygons, rectangles, text, etc.  Instructions are located here.