Neurology is a complex study of the nervous system that requires a scrutinizing mind and the detailed image of the cellular and sub-cellular structure. To deeply understand neurology and the diseases under it, neurologists use electron microscopes to look into the composition of cells, giving physicians a better analysis of the disorder. Electron microscopy approaches complement light microscopy by providing greater detail.
Although there are instances where staining is desirable for diagnostic purposes, the necessity to stain samples in order to generate adequate detailed contrast cannot be viewed as advantageous. The LVEM microscopes still allow for staining as an option, yet high contrast results are acquired from samples in their inherent, natural state. This provides images without the side effects often encountered such as staining artifacts or the sample crashing out by chemical reaction with heavy metals.
Electron microscopy traditionally is one of the most demanding techniques to learn. However, the simplicity of the LVEM5 and LVEM25 combined with the elimination of the staining step makes it accessible to many more researchers.
The versatile LVEM5 electron microscope operates with four distinct imaging modes; TEM, SEM, STEM and ED. This provides for comprehensive imaging and finer study.
The LVEM25 is built upon the same platform as the LVEM5, but operates at a slightly higher accelerating voltage allowing for an improvement to final image resolution as well as the ability to work with conventionally prepared thin sectioned materials (~100nm). This truly means that the LVEM25 can be a low-cost benchtop replacement for a full sized conventional TEM.
Whether it’s in the fields of neurology or other life sciences, researchers and medical professionals are assured of top notch imaging with LVEM microscopes.