serial section

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se·ri·al sec·tion

one of a number of consecutive microscopic sections.
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serial section

Any of several microscopic sections made and arranged in consecutive order.
See also: section
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Withheld were special techniques, including serial sectioning, special histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry, owing to the retrospective nature of the study and financial restraints.
There, the gastric lumen included air and ice; the air was blue because the space had been filled with blue gelatin during serial sectioning. The ice, which occupied most of the gastric lumen, was ingested fluid in this subject.
In this study, lymph nodes were sectioned at 2 mm intervals longitudinally and with serial sectioning, metastatic disease was detected within the first four H&E-stained sections in 9/11 cases.
The finding of a STIC lesion is not routinely noted in pathology reports however, possibly because of the lack of serial sectioning of tubes and ovaries in the general population, when no germline mutation is present.
Reports indicate that, approximately 5-20% of head & necksquamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients' harbored occult metastasis not identified by routine histopathological examination but detected by other methods such as step serial sectioning or immunohistochemistry.
This guide describes the use of interactive three-dimensional digital models to study fossils through visualization, namely the techniques of physical-optical tomography (serial sectioning), focused ion beam tomography, all forms of X-ray computed tomography, neutron tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, optical tomography, laser scanning, photogrammetry, and mechanical digitization.
The method has been developed around typical life science specimens (dehydrated, heavy metal-stained and resin-embedded), prepared for serial sectioning techniques.
It was inked all over the external surface and serial sectioning was done.
We warmly thank Tom Capo for repeatedly and generously furnishing us with young larvae, Zhiyuan Lu and Ping Li for expert technical assistance with serial sectioning and TEM, Donna Krailo for maintaining algal cultures, Patricia Scallion at the Institute for Research in Materials (Dalhousie University) for facilitating SEM work, and Thurston Lacalli for the SEM image of S.
The false-negative rate can be reduced by serial sectioning to reduce sampling error and rapid IHC for epithelial markers but producing a reliable result within an intraoperative time (usually approximately 40 minutes), often on multiple SLNs, can cause logistical problems.
Oncologists only recently recognized that detecting occult fallopian tube and ovarian cancers in women at high risk requires meticulous serial sectioning of the entire fallopian tube and ovary at 2-mm intervals.