Three-Dimensional Confocal Microscopy: Volume Investigation of Biological Specimens

Volume Investigation of Biological Specimens

  • Dennis Buetow, University of Illinois
    • Ian Cameron, Computer Aided Process Engineering Center, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
      • G. Padilla, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
        • A. Zimmerman, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
          • John Stevens, Toronto Western Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
            • Linda Mills, Toronto Western Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
              • Judy Trogadis, Toronto Western Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Book information

  • Published: September 1994
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-668330-1


Table of Contents

Preface.Confocal Microscopy: Practical Considerations:Introduction to Confocal Three-Dimensional Volume Investigation.Background Rejection and Optimization of Signal to Noise in Confocal Microscopy.Sources of Noise in Three-Dimensional Microscopical Data Sets.Simultaneous Ultraviolet and Visible Wavelength Confocal Microscopy.Fluorescent Labels for Confocal Microscopy.Display Methods for Gray-Scale, Voxel-Based Data Sets.Three-Dimensional Volume Reconstitution in Confocal Microscopy: Practical Considerations.Biological Applications of Confocal Microscopy:Imagine Ion Channels in Live Central Neurons Using Fluorescent Ligands.Imaging Ion Channels in Live Central Neurons Using Fluorescent Ligands II.Labeling of Cells and Tissues.Expression of G Protein-Coupled Receptors n Baculovirus/Sf9 Cells: Imaging Receptor Distribution by Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy.Dynamic Intracellular Calcium Compartments: Confocal Microscopy Using Fluo-3 in Cells and Organelles.Confocal Microscopy of Living Eggs and Embryos.Spatial Organization of Microtubules in PC12 Cells: Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy and Confocal Microscopy Applied to Volume Investigation.Confocal Imaging of Living Neurons and Organelles.Confocal Microscopy in Diagnostic Cytology.Confocal Microscopy in Diagnostic Pathology.Alternative Approaches and Future Applications:Ultrathin Optical Sectioning and Dynamic Volume Investigation with Conventional Light Microscopy.Serial Electron Microscopy as an Alternative or Complement to Confocal Microscopy for the Study of Synapses and Dendritic Spines in the Central Nervous System.Confocal Scanning Opthalmoscopy: Applying Laser Scanning Technology to Retinal Imaging.Use of Three-Dimensional Reconstructed Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data for Neurosurgical Planning.Index.