stereology


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ster·e·ol·o·gy

(ster'ē-ol'ŏ-jē),
A study of the three-dimensional aspects of a cell or microscopic structure.
[stereo- + G. logos, study]

stereology

(stĕr″ē-ŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. stereos, solid, + logos, word, reason]
The study of three-dimensional aspects of objects.
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Developmental Dynamics of the Definitive mouse Placenta Assesed by Stereology.
The strength of unbiased stereology is that it reveals the truth about the basis for human disease.
We aim to pioneer the application of in planta time-lapse live-cell imaging using multi-photon confocal microscopy (MPCM) combined with ultrathin (2-D) TEM stereology and high-resolution three dimensional (3-D) Serial Block-Face Scanning Electron Microscopy (SBFSEM).
New applications have appeared in combinatorics (see Stanley [49]), in stereology (see Betke-McMullen [8]), in stochastic geometry (see Schneider [42]), and even in the study of random determinants (see Vitale [50]).
Neurostereology: Unbiased Stereology of Neural Systems
Immunohistochemical staining of NOS isoforms, PAI-1, [alpha]-SMA, IL-4, IL-13, and bFGF-positive cells in alveolar septa, as well as endothelial, myofibroblast, and smooth muscle cells in terminal bronchiolar arteries, were quantified by stereology at 400 x magnification with an eyepiece systematic point-sampling grid with 100 points and 50 lines used to count the fraction of lines overlying the positively stained structures (27).
A long-standing problem in stereology is variance estimation in systematic sampling.
It is proposed to use stereology and 3D microscopy for the quantitative analysis of microstructures [20].
Practical stereology, Plenum Press, 0-30646476-4, New York
Once images are obtained using this method, stereology techniques can be applied using image analysis software to estimate soil structural attributes.