Through the Looking Glass Continued
Michael Schubert |
Top to bottom: renal biopsy with Martius scarlet blue (MSB) staining for fibrin, collagen and muscle tissue; renal biopsy with Jones’ stain for basement membrane; renal tissue control with MSB staining.
The image, in pen and ink on paper, shows the arterial supply of blood to the hand.
Credit: David R S Evans, Cardiff University, Affiliate Member of the Artists’ Association
This image of a breast fibroadenoma shows branching cohesive ductal epithelial cell groups with associated intrinsic smaller and somewhat spindled myoepithelial cells, scattered stripped bipolar nuclei, a magenta strand of hypocellular fibrous stroma – and a fearsome beast that belies the benign nature of the condition.
Charles Sturgis, Cleveland Clinic
“The coroner wants an autopsy to confirm the cause of death!"
Serial block-face scanning electron micrograph with 3D reconstruction of a dendritic cell shown in its ultrastructure.
Peter Munro and Hannah Armer, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; ZEISS Microscopy
Step By Step
Walking through a breast tissue fine needle aspiration. The lighter-colored cells are ductal cells, whereas darker ones are myoepithelial cells from a benign lesion.
Keratoacanthoma in the abdominal skin of a male Caucasian patient. This image was captured on a MetaSystem Metafer VSlide scanner.
Lukas Lacina, Declan P Lunny, Ildiko Szeverenyi, Sarah Zulkifli, Graham D Wright, Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, Singapore
There are those who label behind-the- scenes medicine “boring” – but show them this rainbow in a tissue stain and they’ll see how pathology can reveal hidden beauty.
Driving a Car Up the Hill
You can find art and humor in your day- to-day work, proving that pathology can be both funny and functional.
The Secrets of Digital Imaging
From top: An open whole slide scanner, revealing what’s inside the box; using a digital pathology workstation to check case management and workflow; the digital imaging research laboratory at UPMC; using a virtual reality headset to screen and interpret digital Pap tests; testing smartphones for telepathology using real-time viewing.
Liron Pantanowitz on behalf of the Division of Pathology Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
The Reconstructed Gut
A 3D reconstruction of a right hemicolectomy specimen composed of about 100,000 texture mapped polygons. This image is a screenshot of the flight plan for a flyover animation; the orange pyramid indicates a virtual camera and the black line the path it will follow. See the video at bit.ly/2cFxDHE. “My hope is that such videos will spur interest in anatomy and anatomic pathology in young adults using a powerful medium that they’re familiar with.”
This wax écorché anatomical figure was based upon the Paralympian athlete Richard Whitehead and shown as part of an exhibition entitled “Anatomy of an Athlete” at the Huntarian Museum in London.
Richard Neave and Denise Smith