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Brightfield & Fluorescence Slide Scanning

The University Imaging Centers offers slide scanning services for Brightfield and Fluorescence slides at all 3 locations.


Slide Drop-off

After submitting a slide scanning request you may drop-off your slides at any of the UIC locations

  • UIC CCRB: Room 1-220
  • UIC Jackson Hall: Room 1-151
  • UIC Snyder Hall: Room 23

Questions about slide scanning? Please contact, or Alex Cramer (


Click here to submit a Slide Scanning Request


Fluorescence Scanning

The University Imaging Centers is now offering whole slide fluorescence scanning as a service.  You drop the slides off and we professionally image them and send a link to the images. this service is intended for section imaging,please contact staff in advance if there are questions about your samples.

Widefield Fluorescence Scanning at 4x, 10x, and 20x (385nm, 440nm, 470nm, 514nm, 555nm, 640nm LED excitation available). Additional magnifications available at higher rates.

  • Fee per 1" x 3" slide is $20.00 for up to two channels (optimal results with sections less than 10 microns, additional channels are available at a higher rate).

Confocal Fluorescence and Brightfield Scanning at 4x and 10x up to 4 channels (405, 488, 561 and 640 excitation available). Additional magnifications available at higher rates.

  • Fee per 1" x 3" slide is $35.00 (rate is higher for sections thicker than 15 microns).

Brightfield Scanning

High Resolution Digital Slide Scanning at 20x and 40x (0.75 NA) Brightfield

Check out these interactive examples:

1. Brightfield scan of multiple H&E stained tissues on 1x3" slide at 20X.

2. Brightfield scan of human tonsil tissue (H&E stained) at 20X.

Brightfield Slide Scanning

  • Fee per 1" x 3" slide is $15.00
  • Fee per 2" x 3" slide is $25.00

Whole slide images are digitally accessible on computer monitors, and the benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • Zoom in and out of digital slides to study regions of interest at a magnification of up to 40x.
  • Capture publication-ready images at desired magnification
  • Share data and annotation digitally over the Internet for presentations or peer reviews
  • Perform accurate and reproducible quantification and image analysis.

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