Electron microscopy (EM) is a technique for obtaining high resolution images of specimens. It is used in the evaluation of pathology cases for detailed examination of structure of tissues, cells, viruses, organelles and macromolecular complexes. The high resolution of EM images results from using a beam of accelerated electrons as the source of illuminating radiation. These images provide key information on the structural basis of cell function and of cell disease.
Stanford’s Electron Microscopy Service primarily assists in the diagnosis of medical kidney disease, heart and skeletal muscle disorders, neurological disorders, viral infections and ciliary dysfunction. Our team of highly experienced and specialized Electron Microscopy Technologists bring decades of experience to the processing of EM cases, ensuring that cases are efficiently and expertly handled.