Slide Scanning and Imaging
MBF Labs provides a slide scanning service to create an image of your specimen.
Slide Scanning is the method of choice for complete, high-resolution, two and three-dimensional digital representations of microscope specimen slides. We use this technology to create a montage composed of hundreds or thousands of individual images obtained from multiple fields-of-view at the desired magnification using either brightfield or fluorescent microscopy.
The final image montage provides a large field- of-view combined with the detail and resolution from the high magnification. This provides visualizing histology at any desired magnification, the ability to share tissue and analysis results with colleagues worldwide without time delay, and digital archiving, which prevents data loss caused by the fading of sensitive stains.
Our Slide Scanning services can be used as a valuable complement to our stereology or morphology services or as a standalone project.
At MBF Labs, these image montages can be created using Zeiss Apotome microscope system,brightfield using magnifications ranging from 2x to 100x and TissueScope.
The images are returned to you in a high-resolution digital format that can be used for printing, archiving, pathology and remote diagnosis. These images are scalable and can be shared or networked utilizing our Biolucida application.
These images can also be used for data collection.
If the images are captured as a sequence of z axis positions (representing the thickness of the tissue), they can be loaded into the Stereo Investigator software to perform stereology.
If the image contains an object for reconstruction, then Neurolucida can be utilized and the morphology of the object can be determined.