INSIGHTS on Imaging Systems
Imaging encompasses a wide range of techniques that enable visualization of hidden features of samples, structures, or organisms. Imaging occurs at many scales, from medical magnetic resonance imaging of patients to individual atoms. This INSIGHTS on Imaging Systems focuses on the lower end of size domains in the typical operating range of—but not limited to—microscopy.
Making Small Things Visible
Microscope-based imaging used to be the domain of core facilities and dedicated operator-directors. Today, imaging has become routine—not quite to the “technician” level for all techniques but moving in that direction. Motorized stages and other automation tools are enabling unattended imaging of multiple samples. Confocal systems that once required a dark room now sit on fully lighted laboratory benches.
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