A simple device is described, which allows the range of depth of scanning to be reduced when observing thick reflecting biological samples with a confocal scanning laser microscope (CSLM). Thick histological sections of human skin and rat brain stem were mounted between two coverslips ('sandwich' style) and the optical tomography was performed from both sides by turning the 'sandwich' upside-down. The samples were impregnated using standard Golgi-Cox, 'rapid Golgi' or other silver methods. The ability to turn the 'sandwich' upside-down is particularly useful when the reflective structure inspected is deep inside the section, i.e. near the lower surface of the specimen, or when it is opaque to the laser beam or excessively reflective.
A simple method for overcoming some problems when observing thick reflecting biological samples with the confocal scanning laser microscope / C. Rumio, M. Morini, A. Miani, I. Barajon, P. Castano. - In: JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY. - ISSN 0022-2720. - 177:Pt. 1(1995), pp. 85-89.
|Titolo:||A simple method for overcoming some problems when observing thick reflecting biological samples with the confocal scanning laser microscope|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/16 - Anatomia Umana|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2818.1995.tb03536.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|