Interesting Installation of a New Carl Zeiss Photomicroscope

Brand new Zeiss Primo Star Microscope with Camera
Brand new Zeiss Primo Star Microscope with Camera

Another Update from Under the Lens:

Hi Folks, we had a lot of fun on Tuesday delivering a brand new Zeiss Photo Microscope to a Doctor in Long Beach who is measuring tiny structures inside human kidneys.

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Calibrating the Microscope and Camera takes a little doing

The minute structures inside the kidney are called glomeruli.  Many thin sections of the glomeruli are made and then are measured to determine the volume and shape of each glomerulus.  In this way the doctors can evaluate the health of the kidney.  Did you know that wearing your cell phone on your hip could possibly affect the size of your glomeruli because of microwaves from the antenna?

Making sure the Doc understands how to run the new system
Making sure the Doctor knows how to run the new system

We always stay as long as our customer needs us.  A trained customer is a happy one.

A thin section of a small piece of the Kidney showing a peanut shaped glomerulus

What you are looking at is a thin section of kidney showing the large peanut shaped glomerulus with darkly stained nuclei.  This is what the doctor thin sections and measures to evaluate the health of the kidney.  It’s colored blue because it has been stained with a blue dye.

 

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