I was priviledged to train at the AFIP in cutting macro sections and mounting
them on large slides, 5 x 7 size and possibly larger if needed. I used an AO
sliding microtome and utilized large plates, 4 x 4, which fit into the chuck of
the microtome. I cut whole brain, whole kidneys, large bones, and whole lobes
of lung. If you need more information, give me a call. 478-301-2374, will be
happy to help.
"Weems, Joyce" wrote:
> A friend and I were talking today and came up with questions about
> microtomes and tissue size that we are not familiar with. Could you experts
> in the field help us?
> 1. What is the largest tissue one can cut with a sliding microtome?
> 2. Are there 2" x 4" glass slides that can be used for large pieces of
> 3. How many sliding microtomes are still being used?
> Thanks for your help! J
> Joyce Weems
> Pathology Manager
> Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
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