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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Apr;129(4):507-10.

Three-dimensional virtual microscopy of colorectal biopsies.

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Department of Pathology, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, USA.


Conventional optical microscopy of specimens from colorectal biopsies commonly produces diagnostic errors due to incomplete sampling or poor orientation. Obtaining additional sections or re-embedding may help avoid these errors, but can prolong turnaround time. We describe new technology, which incorporates exhaustive sectioning, 3-dimensional reconstruction, and virtual microscopy, that may eliminate these problems by enabling pathologists to rapidly examine entire specimens and convert poorly oriented mucosa to well-oriented mucosa.

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