Clinical Microscopy: Considerations on Camera Selection

Choosing a camera for histopathology, cytology, hematopathology, or clinical microbiology is no small endeavor. This article provides support.

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The need for images in pathology laboratories has significantly increased over the past few years, be it in histopathology, cytology, hematology, clinical microbiology, or other applications. They serve many purposes on top of the documentation of the diagnosis. Yet, the view through the eyepieces and the image are different in nature, the one is an optical image, the other a digital image. Looking at a few aspects of this process that are related cameras will help you make sure you can obtain the images with all the detail and color fidelity you need.

Key Learnings

  • You will learn why the specimens you image influence your choice of camera
  • You will understand basic technical terms and what they imply
  • You will learn what makes a good camera for brightfield or for fluorescence imaging
  • You will learn why the camera’s purpose influences your choice
     

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