RE: [Histonet] Microwave processors

From:"Bonner, Janet"

     I'm not aware of any discontent with the microwave processing.  In our facility there is a big push to do everything microwave so that our process of getting the slides to the Pathologists is facilitated! Infiltration is better in the fatty tissue (breast), and our late machine will come off six hours sooner. The microwave procedures are also in a constant state of improvement and development.   
    We've been researching this issue and trying to get this project off the ground for three years, but the size of the processors or cost has been a stumbling block.
     Damage to the blocks could have been due to a repeated technical problem and the facility the Pathologist talked to simply gave up.
      See what everyone else says about this - let me know if it's valid!!!


From: on behalf of MRI
Sent: Fri 5/26/2006 6:23 AM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] Microwave processors

Dear All, 

Our department has been trying to buy a microwave assissted tissue 
processor for about a year, but one of the major stumbling blocks in 
this process is that one of the pathologists in our department insists 
that laboratories "in the west" (we're in Poland) are abandoning these 
machines as they damage the blocks of tissue inside.  Is there any truth 
in this?  Are there any unhappy microwave processor users on Histonet?  
If so, I'd like to hear from you, explaining what the most common 
problems are and what you've tried to solve them.  Also, I'd like to 
hear from people who have positive things to say about these machines. 

In either case, please make sure you include details of the make and 
model of the processor in your reply. 

Many thanks in advance. 



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