RE: EM - Histology use

From:"Mitchell (Jean A.)"

I will agree with the other postings on the EM subject.  EM is time
intensive and in many settings not cost effective.  The price of a scope
and the price of an annual service contract is enough to detract many
laboratories from maintaining their own set-up.

I am in a neuromuscular laboratory and close to 50% of our cases still
have EM work up on them.  But we rent scope time from another facility.

Jean Mitchell, BS, HT
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
Department of Neurology
Madison, WI

-----Original Message-----
From: Ephram Shizgal [] 
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 6:03 PM
Subject: EM - Histology use

I'm hoping that Histonetters will be able to clarify a question I have:

What are the primary reasons that Electron Microscopy is not used
extensively in Histology/Pathology?

Is it related more to the goals of histology and pathology labs or to
the challenges associated with EM technology (price, size, complexity of

Ephram Shizgal

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