DEV Community

Cover image for Slideio - an open-source python library for reading of medical images

Posted on


Slideio - an open-source python library for reading of medical images

Slideio is an open-source python module for the reading of medical images. It allows reading of whole slides as well as any region of a slide. Large slides can be effectively scaled to a smaller size. The module uses internal zoom pyramids of images to make the scaling process as fast as possible. Slideio supports 2D slides as well as 3D data sets and time series.
The library delivers raster as numpy array and compatible with many popular image analysis libraries such as opencv.
Currently, it supports reading of Aperio SVS and AFI files, Zeiss CZI files and generic formats. Soon coming drivers for the following formats:

PerkinElmer images
Leica SCN images
DICOM datasets
Leica lif images
and more …
Home page: HTTP://
Source code:

Top comments (1)

irinarinaf profile image


Great library! Could you please write me in telegram irinarinaf, I have some questions about it.

Thank you!

An Animated Guide to Node.js Event Loop

Node.js doesn’t stop from running other operations because of Libuv, a C++ library responsible for the event loop and asynchronously handling tasks such as network requests, DNS resolution, file system operations, data encryption, etc.

What happens under the hood when Node.js works on tasks such as database queries? We will explore it by following this piece of code step by step.