Whole Slide Images

Stereology on Whole Slide Images

Stereological analysis with probes such as Cavalieri and Optical Fractionator can be performed on whole slide images rather than using the physical specimen at a microscope. Whole slide images are 3D or 2D digital files of tissue specimen. They allow you to see the entire specimen – x, y, and z if it’s a 3D image - in a digital format, replacing the need for the physical slide. Whole slide images have many advantages, including:

  • Freedom to perform stereological analysis on any computer, no need to be restricted to a microscope system
  • Easy to store, no need to keep boxes of physical slides
  • Creates a permanent representation of specimen, especially useful for tissue that can degrade over time
  • Run as many stereological probes as needed without worry of bleaching or fading fluorescent tissue
  • Generate publication-quality images

MBF offers a complete whole slide imaging system for stereology which includes the following: 

This system is compatible with a wide variety of brightfield, widefield fluorescence, confocal microscopes from major manufacturers and works with any size slide. 

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