Re: Questions

From:Shirley Powell

Hi Joyce,
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
> tissue?
> 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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