confocal microscopy


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confocal microscopy

Microscopy that permits high-resolution analysis of serial optical sections (microscopic tomograms) into the depths of tissues or cells.
See also: microscopy
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Folberg, "Confirmation of confocal microscopy diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis using polymerase chain reaction analysis," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
Significantly, a number of companies exhibited products based on confocal microscopy detection.
As a part of non-invasive medical devices and techniques, researchers are focusing on techniques of dermoscopy and advanced non-invasive imaging techniques including optical coherence tomography and reflectance confocal microscopy. Meta-analysis performed in clinical settings demonstrated that dermoscopy has improved diagnostic accuracy of pigmented and non-pigmented lesions.
Laser-scanning confocal microscopy images showing the viability of chondrocytes cultured in vitro with 0 (control), 0.125, 0.25, and 0.5 mg/mL JJYMD-C for 2, 4, and 6 days.