Confocal microscopy, computer modeling, and quantification of glomerular vascular corrosion casts.

@article{Wagner2006ConfocalMC,
  title={Confocal microscopy, computer modeling, and quantification of glomerular vascular corrosion casts.},
  author={Roger C Wagner and Kirk Czymmek and Fred E. Hossler},
  journal={Microscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={262-8}
}
Corrosion-casted capillary systems of the kidney glomerulus were imaged with confocal microscopy because of the fluorescence properties of the casting plastic. Acquisition of a z-series through the glomerular capillaries provided three-dimensional data sets from which surface-rendered models were generated. These models could be rotated and viewed from any angle and also contained quantitative information allowing cast surface area and volume measurements to be calculated. The computer… CONTINUE READING