Apr. 30, 2012
The high resolution and sensitivity of electron microscopy is still a valuable tool, and for some diseases it is the gold standard in pathological diagnosis. Today the sample turnaround time for processing in the lab can be significantly reduced from days to hours by the microwave technology. In urgent clinical cases, microwave-assisted tissue processing, in combination with digital image acquisition, enables a "same-day" diagnosis. Ultrastructural telepathology allows instant and live second opinion retrieval from a remote expert worldwide.