Bio Imaging

Large area, High Resolution SEM imaging of biological tissue network

The neuron – spanning many length scales
  • Cell body – 4 to 100 mm in diameter
  • Dendrites – 1 mm in diameter, a few 100 mm long.
  • Axon – 1 mm in diameter, and sometimes 1+ meters long in humans!
  • Myelin – 100 sheets, 10 nm pitch in sheath.
  • Our brains have 86 billion neurons.
  • Myelin is an electrical insulator, the degeneration of which is the cause of several neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Neurons make up the brain and spinal cord

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Multiple stitched SEM images to form larger tissue region

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Even larger stitched areas to show image entire organ

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Different detectors display different intensity, contrast=> reveal useful information in bioimaging

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