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 COHR: Center for Oral Health Research | Oral Histology & Digital Imaging Core | Mineralized Tissue Imaging | L-COHR Imaging

Digital Imaging and Slide Scanning

Contact us at COHR-MTF@musc.eduL-COHR Services Catalog and Pricing
Services now available on SPARC!
SPARC Instructions (pdf file)

The Laboratory Core (L-COHR) within the Center for Oral Health Research is dedicated to providing MUSC researchers with the equipment, techniques, and technical expertise necessary to study all aspects of oral health and disease.  L-COHR services are available to researchers at MUSC and other institutions. The facility is equipped with state of the art equipment and experienced staff to assist both new and experienced researchers.

Researchers are encouraged to consult with L-COHR staff prior to sample preparation.  Staff are available for:
•Assistance with sample preparation, processing and analysis
•Experimental design consultation
•Training in specialized techniques

Digital image acquisition and analysis
The facility operates an upright Olympus BX61 automated microscope equipped with a digital color camera and motorized stage, 1.25x-60x magnification, and brightfield and fluorescent illumination.  Acquisition software includes both CellSens for simple imaging and VisioPharm for automated imaging essential for TMAs and more complex studies.  Images can be analyzed for a variety of parameters using VisioPharm or Bioquant analysis software.

Digital Imaging Request Form (fillable pdf)

Available services include:
•Static and dynamic histomorphometry
•Brightfield and fluorescent image acquisition
•Automated image analysis
•TMA scanning

Dell workstations running Bioquant and VisioPharm software packages for digital image analysis.  The PC is also loaded with Adobe Photoshop CS and Olympus CellSens imaging processing and analysis software.
 
Contact Information: 
Johannes Aartun, MS
microCT imaging and analysis
Digital image aquisition and analysis
aartun@musc.edu
BSB 129
(843) 792-3768
Kylie Martin, BS
Plastic and ground sections
Specialized histological satins
martink@musc.edu
BSB 129
(843)792-5122

Courtney J. Haycraft, PhD

Assistant Professor
Facility Director
haycraft@musc.edu
BSB 230D
(843)792-8095
 

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