The treat to having our traditions challenged is having to explain
Rules can be
programmed into robots (which all of us say we are not!)
provide an understanding of "why" we do something.
To provide the best microscopic section we can - isn't
that our responsibility to the patient and pathologist?
we reduce the resistance between the specimen and cutting edge and reduce the risk of cutting artifact on other
pieces in the block and it causes us to feel good about the sections we
present for diagnosis............well, I'd like to hear some positive (for the
patient) "reasons" for NOT embedding as you've been
I hope those who work with you are open to discussing
this. (and I hope to see you in Long
Kindest regards to you.
Sakura Finetek USA, Inc
I have a question regarding "proper embedding"---I have been practicing for
35 yrs., am at new position and funny thing, I do things incorrectly---
Anyway, correct embedding--epithelium from skin - "all going same way" but
I embed on a slant not in a straight row. The knife blade hits one piece
at a time not the entire
"straight " line.
Glenda Hoye and the instructors- do you have a reference?
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