Science Lab

Science Lab

Science Lab

The knowledge portal of Leica Microsystems offers scientific research and teaching material on the subjects of microscopy. The content is designed to support beginners, experienced practitioners and scientists alike in their everyday work and experiments. Explore interactive tutorials and application notes, discover the basics of microscopy as well as high-end technologies – become part of the Science Lab community and share your expertise!
John Hamilton, Bchir, MB, FRCS, Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Gloucester Royal Hospital. Dr. Hamilton during ontological surgery with his trainees.

Why 3D Microscope Visualization Enriches Surgical ENT Education

Read our new white paper to learn about the benefits of using a Leica surgical microscope with 3D visualization for surgical ENT education.
Spinal arterio-venous fistulas may require surgical treatment. Picture copyright: Cavan-Images, Shutterstock

Neurosurgical Treatment of Spinal Arterio-Venous Fistulas

Learn about the neurosurgical treatment of spinal arterio-venous fistulas, including classification, epidemiology and surgical approaches.
Skull base tumor removal. Image courtesy of Prof. Pierre-Hugues Roche.

Skull Base Neurosurgery: Epidural Lateral Approaches

Surgery of skull base tumors and diseases, such as cavernomas, epidermoid cysts, meningiomas and schwannomas, can be quite complex. During the Leica 2021 Neurovisualization Summit, a unique event…
Analysis of an aneurysm with Virtual Reality. Image courtesy of Prof. Raphael Guzman.

Digitalization in Neurosurgical Planning and Procedures

The neurosurgical operating room is increasingly digital, with multiple sources of data providing surgeons with valuable information. The surgical microscope can play the role of a central hub,…
Brain tumor surgical planning leveraging Augmented Reality. Image courtesy of Prof. Philippe Bijlenga.

Augmented Reality Assisted Navigation in Neuro-Oncological Surgery

In neuro-oncological surgery, new technologies such as Augmented Reality are helping to improve surgical precision enabling a precise trajectory, conformational resection, the absence of collateral…
Visualization of an AVM with the Leica FL560 fluorescein fluorescence module

Benefits of Fluorescence in Vascular Neurosurgery

Fluorescein and ICG fluorescence videoangiography have transformed the experience of vascular neurosurgeons, providing an intraoperative view with enriched information. During the Leica 2021…

Neurovascular Surgery & Augmented Reality Fluorescence

Vascular neurosurgery is highly complex. Surgeons need to be able to rely on robust anatomical information. As such, visualization technologies play an essential role. Prof. Nils Ole Schmidt is a…

Neurosurgery with Heads-up Display

In the following video interviews Prof. Dr. Raphael Guzman, Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, talks about his experience in heads-up…
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How to Drape an Overhead Surgical Microscope

The tutorial features the Leica ARveo digital Augmented Reality microscope for complex neurosurgery. The procedure also applies to the Leica M530 OHX, OH6, OH5 and OH4.
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