The ability to perform slide-free, non-destructive examination of fresh tissue has many potential applications including rapid adequacy assessments and intraoperative assessment of surgical specimens. In this webinar, Dr. Reder discusses one approach, light-sheet microscopy. Light-sheet microscopy can rapidly image a thin 3D volume over a large lateral extent at a tissue surface, a useful feature for imaging the irregular cut surfaces of fresh clinical specimens. He will provide a brief discussion of the imaging and staining technology, describe the actual imaging process for the practicing pathologist, present the results, and give an overview of possible future directions for this promising technology.
Nicholas P. Reder, MD, MPH