Tag Archives: Digital Imaging

Hear about Novel Microscopies from Prof. Richard Levenson

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Richard Levenson will be joining us in Cairns this August for the annual Pathology Horizons Conference.

The title of Prof. Levenson’s talk is “Path, Present and Future: Novel Microscopies” .

According to Prof. Levenson how microscopes work in actual clinical pathology has not changed materially in well over a century. Recently, however, a number of new approaches are being developed, some of which will eventually find their way into the mainstream. One method, which Prof. Levenson will look at in detail is Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation (MUSE). MUSE is a rapid approach for obtaining high-resolution, diagnostic quality histological images from unsectioned thick tissue specimens, replacing the need for slide preparation and the attendant extensive tissue processing and thin physical sectioning. MUSE is notable for its optical and mechanical simplicity. Excitation of tissue surfaces with 280-nm UV excitation excites a wide range of exogenous dyes with very large Stokes shifts. The resulting images can be captured using ordinary microscopic optics and standard CMOS or CCD cameras.

Preparing a sample for MUSE imaging can be performed in around a minute. With appropriate stage travel, extended fields of view can be captured from whole organs with microscopic detail. This non-destructive process leaves the sample intact for subsequent downstream molecular or genetic analysis.

In addition, images can include shading and depth cues that reveal surface profiles important in understanding the three-dimensional organization of complex specimens. This inexpensive, rapid and slide-free, sample-sparing method has potential to replace frozen sections, and may have other applications in both high and  low resource settings.

Here’s a snippet of Prof. Levenson speaking about the ground breaking topic of MUSE.

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David Bottoms to speak on Pathology Digital Imaging in the UK

We are delighted to have David Bottoms speaking at the Pathology Horizons Conference in Cairns, Australia this August.

During his presentation entitled, “Pathology Digital Imaging in the UK – Are we nearly there yet?” he will provide delegates with insight into the scope, objectives and findings of a Digital Imaging Proof of Concept study undertaken in the UK. David is able to provide both a project management and pathologist perspective and his talk will include the key elements of the business case for digital imaging.

David has been a part of service integration and a variety of pathology projects spanning the North and South of the UK since the turn of the century.

He continues to work for the NHS in a variety of roles, including work for the North of England Cancer Care Alliance, Pathology project across West Yorkshire and the Digital Imaging project in Leeds.

Since 2014 he has been involved in the promotion of Pathology Digital Imaging as part of a wider potential solution to address service risks/ resilience in the face of workload/ workforce imbalance within Cellular Pathology services and sincerely hopes that he will help catalyse the progression of Digital Imaging not just in his own patch but elsewhere across the UK.

See David Bottom’s bio and read an abstract of his talk.

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