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Gord Mawdsley's Snapshots

  1. Tissue

    Snapshot Title: Tissue
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue in embedding station
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Tissue in polyester tulle bag.



  2. Embedder

    Snapshot Title: Embedder
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue in embedding station
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Tissue floated in liquid wax.



  3. Digital Mammo Unit

    Snapshot Title: Digital Mammo Unit
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Digital Mammography Unit used for Specimen X-Rays
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    GE DS digital mammography unit



  4. slices

    Snapshot Title: slices
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Breast Lumpectomy Slices
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    set of slices



  5. Stitch error

    Snapshot Title: Stitch error
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Digital Mammography Unit used for Specimen X-Rays
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Oh No - an error



  6. Large slide staining

    Snapshot Title: Large slide staining
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Sunnybrook Imaging Research 3-D Pathology Lab
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    These tanks enable H&E staining slides of up to 5" x 7" in size.



  7. Microtome

    Snapshot Title: Microtome
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Sunnybrook Imaging Research 3-D Pathology Lab
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Microtome for slicing 4 to 10 micron slices from the front of wax embedded tissue samples. These slices are then put on microscope slides (1"x3" or 2" x 3" on this unit) and then stained.



  8. CFI

    Snapshot Title: CFI
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Sunnybrook Imaging Research 3-D Pathology Lab
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Equipment and Construction suppported by Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)



  9. Staining

    Snapshot Title: Staining
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Sunnybrook Imaging Research Path Macrotome Room
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    This is the "H" from H&E



  10. Slice #6

    Snapshot Title: Slice #6
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Breast Lumpectomy Slices
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    This has been overnight in 10% NBF (neutral buffered formalin)



  11. First slices

    Snapshot Title: First slices
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Breast Lumpectomy Slices
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Waste material before the tissue starts.



  12. Commercial

    Snapshot Title: Commercial
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Breast Lumpectomy Slices
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Free advertising - I am not sure they know what it is being used for!



  13. Slicing

    Snapshot Title: Slicing
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Breast Lumpectomy Slices
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    A block of agar containing lumpectomy tissue being "breadloafed", sliced into 3mm thick serial slices.



  14. Sample

    Snapshot Title: Sample
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue Camera
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    This sample is being imaged.
    The background support medium is agar, and has a litle CuSO4 (copper sulphate) in to produce a known colour background for the H&E slides, and to provide radiographic ...



  15. Washable keyboard

    Snapshot Title: Washable keyboard
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue Camera
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    This keyboard is ideal for the path lab, can be washed with alcohol, water or acetone. Also, it only cost $19.00 soi is disposable if needed.



  16. Telecentric lens

    Snapshot Title: Telecentric lens
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue Camera
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    The front element needs to be the same size as the image field.
    These lenses have the feature that they have a fairly large depth of field, and because the light rays are parallel, measurements of le...



  17. Illumination source

    Snapshot Title: Illumination source
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue Camera
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Circline lamp - needs improvement, but works reasonably well. I need to find a ballast for the 12" lamp to fit on the larger lens.



  18. Pulnix - Jai Camera

    Snapshot Title: Pulnix - Jai Camera
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue Camera
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    TMC-1327GE Gig-E camera



  19. Tissue Image

    Snapshot Title: Tissue Image
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Tissue Camera
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Central slice of tissue as imaged by telecentric lens and camera.



  20. Tomosynthesis

    Snapshot Title: Tomosynthesis
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Digital Mammography Unit used for Specimen X-Rays
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    This GE DS mammography unit is also used for research into tomosynthesis breast imaging.



  21. Serial whole-mount sections

    Snapshot Title: Serial whole-mount sections
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Digital Mammography Unit used for Specimen X-Rays
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    14 slices through lumpectomy, each 3 mm thick.
    The tissue is surrounded by agar to keep the orientation and shape of the tissue slice and to permit registration of adjacent breadloaf slices.



  22. Slice #9

    Snapshot Title: Slice #9
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Digital Mammography Unit used for Specimen X-Rays
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Tissue slice #9 being radiographed using magnification table of digital mammography unit.



  23. Microcalcifications

    Snapshot Title: Microcalcifications
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Digital Mammography Unit used for Specimen X-Rays
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Specimen radiograph of slice #9 showing microcalcifications in lesion.



  24. Warning

    Snapshot Title: Warning
    Taken by: Gord Mawdsley

    Image: Digital Mammography Unit used for Specimen X-Rays
    Image Owner: Gord Mawdsley



    Description:

    Don't do this at home.