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!
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…
GLOW800 Augmented Reality fluorescence in Moyamoya disease treatment

How AR Helps in the Surgical Treatment of Moyamoya Disease

Moyamoya disease is a rare chronic occlusive cerebrovascular disorder characterized by progressive stenosis in the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery and an abnormal vascular network at…
Clinical case: radial forearm free flap preparation with prelaminated urethra and phalloplasty anastomosis

Using GLOW800 AR in Radial Forearm Flap Free Phalloplasty

In this video, Chief Microsurgeon Professor Küntscher and his team perform a radial forearm free flap phalloplasty and use ICG fluorescence imaging to show the blood flow in the whole flap from the…
phalloplasty and subcutaneous mastectomy

How AR Surgery Benefits Radial Forearm Free Flap Phalloplasty

The goal of penile reconstruction is to provide an aesthetic penoid with tactile and erogenous sensation, so the patient can have sexual intercourse and void standing.1 Currently, the radial forearm…
Operating room, PROVIDO

Free Flap Procedures in Oncological Reconstructive Surgery

Free flap surgery is considered the gold standard for breast, head and neck reconstructions for cancer patients. These procedures, which enable functional and aesthetic rehabilitation, can be quite…

How to Choose a Microscope for Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery requires excellent visualization to repair intricate and fine structures. Oncological reconstructive surgery procedures are among the most delicate, including breast…
Plastic reconstructive surgery with M530 OHX

Advances in Oncological Reconstructive Surgery

Decision making and patient care in oncological reconstructive surgery have considerably evolved in recent years. New surgical assistance technologies are helping surgeons push the boundaries of what…
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