Skip to content

Scanning confocal near-infra-red microscopy: a new microscopy technique for three-dimensional histopathology

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • MSN Murthy
  • MG Jones
  • J Kulka
  • Jack D Davies
  • M Halliwell
  • PC Jackson
  • PNT Wells
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223 - 230
JournalEngineering Science and Education Journal
Journal issue5
StatePublished - Oct 1995


To image microstructures within tissue in detail using conventional light microscopy it is necessary to process the tissue and obtain thin (5 μm) physical sections by using destructive physical sectioning techniques. This article describes a microscopy technique, using near-infra-red light (700-1500 nm) as the source, which is able to image thin sections of thick-tissue specimens nondestructively. Images of contiguous two-dimensional thin sections obtained serially can be combined to generate a three-dimensional image of the structures being imaged.

Additional information

Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)


View research connections

Related faculties, schools or groups