For maximizing information during the imaging of gross specimens in digital pathology applications, Nikon Instruments Inc. has unveiled the Mi macro imaging station, which addresses the work flow necessary to cleanly and safely capture, annotate, compare and measure images of biopsied gross specimens in pathology, histology and forensic laboratories. The system offers a stable, contamination-free imaging station that is simple to operate via touch screen or foot pedal. Creating a source of reference, gross tissue images can enhance the interpretation and understanding of subsequent tissue sections and provide the first step in capturing an entire pathology case history. Images produced by the station can be saved for use in case records, laboratory information systems, as part of an audit trail, and for annotation and use in downstream analyses and applications. Telepathology applications are available to assist in histology specimen preparation.