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Offline NChigozie

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Routine operation of cryostat
« on: May 07, 2013, 08:01:49 PM »
Hi all,
My facility just procured a new cryostat which we are test running. pls can someone lend a voice to this questions : 1. is sectioning to be done with the glass window open or closed? 2. sections disintegrate and don't flatten out on the anti roll plate, what could be the cause? 3.The pathology resident want to be part of operators of the cryostat, is it ideal or proper as cryotomy is purely technical and requires the expertises of a Medical Laboratory Scientists.
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Routine operation of cryostat
« on: May 07, 2013, 08:01:49 PM »

Offline gula

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Re: Routine operation of cryostat
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 02:19:26 PM »
http://www.pathologyinnovations.com/index.html

On this site you can learn much about cryotomy.
In our lab there's one person who does the grossing of the urgent case and another person feeds the first with chucks, freezes the tissue and does the cutting.
Usually grossing is done by a pathologist and cutting is done by a technologist (scientist).
Here we sometimes have up to 20 frozens on one case. so it would be less effective, if the pathologist would swing from cryo to grossing to cryo .....

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Re: Routine operation of cryostat
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 02:19:26 PM »