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Jens Randel Nyengaard

The isector: a simple and direct method for generating isotropic, uniform random sections from small specimens

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  • Stereological Research Laboratory
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
  • The Department of Pathology - ÅKH
The very simple and strong principle of vertical sections devised by Baddeley et al. has been a major advance in stereology when any kind of anisotropy is present in the specimen under study. On the other hand, some important stereological estimators still require isotropic, uniform random sections. This paper deals with a simple technique for embedding specimens in rubber moulds with spherical cavities. After the embedding, any handling or the resulting sphere independent of the specimen will induce isotropy of the final histological sections.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Volume165
Pages (from-to)427-431
Number of pages5
ISSN0022-2720
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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