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Dark field/Live Blood

Introduction

Microscope systems (dark field, bright field, light field, phase contrast & 3D enabled) come in various configurations and are designed for the highest quality imaging and user flexibility. These are clinical set-ups specific to biological work most notably in the area of live blood and dry layer microscopy. All of their microscope systems are fiber optic enabled and powered by 150 Watt, quartz halogen lighting and take excellent images while flipping between bright field, phase contrast, 3D imaging and dark field with a rotating, turret condenser. In addition, all systems offer a range of options you can add at any time. From their basic systems to more advanced set-ups, you can progressively add options as desired to expand functionality while also adding features to enhance image presentation. Items like 100x oil objectives, dedicated dark field condensers, optical zoom systems, high resolution lab monitors and video photo printers. With a Biomedx system, unlike others in the marketplace, you never have to worry whether you bought the right microscope or not. Starting with our base system, it has the flexibility to meet superior performance right out of the box while able to be upgraded to perform at levels of microscopes costing 2 to 5 times as much.

Reasons Why This Scope Excels for the Task at Hand

Ergonomic: The first thing you may notice about this microscope is its unique ergonomic design. The slim microscope base allows the operator to move arms in a natural, comfortable manner during operation. Frequently used stage controls and focusing knobs are easy for the operator to manipulate without having to raise arms and wrists from the work surface.
Rugged: This scope is often used in educational environments and has been designed to withstand rugged handling and frequent repositioning. Olympus incorporated a thick, extra-rigid frame on the CX series. They went further by securely attaching the revolving nosepiece and mechanical stage to the microscope stand - a design consideration that appreciably reduces operator errors.

Inward Facing Nosepiece: Note how the revolving nosepiece is positioned to ensure that the objectives point away from the observer. This design not only enlarges the work area, but facilitates smoother, more rapid slide changes or specimen observation position adjustments.

Unique Stage Design: A conventional stage x-y axis adjustment often sees the mechanical arm for the x-axis protrude a few inches out from the stage, often interfering when you move your hand for the focus and light intensity adjustments. Not so with the CH30. A unique internal stage mechanism eliminates the arm and the interference.

Anti-fungus Treatment: An effective, anti-fungus treatment is applied to the optical parts of the scope to eliminate growth of fungi, a major cause of optical system damage. The treatment, applied to the observation tubes, eyepieces and objectives, protects the long-term quality of the optical parts even in high-humidity regions.

Bright Halogen Lighting: A bright, halogen lamp (150watt) serves as the light source. This is put into the scope through a glass fiber optic cable to provide ample illumination for your work.

Vision Accommodating: High eye-point design facilitates use by operators wearing eyeglasses. Diaper adjustment ring compensates for eye acuity needs.

These are just a few basic highlights. Add them all together with the Biomedx enhanced modifications and they present a very formidable microscopic package that is unique in the marketplace. This is the perfect microscope for live blood and dry layer research, auditing & education for the clinic, or for the practitioner/educator who may often travel with their microscope unit.

General Information

Dark field microscopy imaging techniques provide a method to view features in blood not normally shown with phase contrast and bright field illumination. This method illuminates the specimen from the side, not from behind, so the background is black. Minute features of the blood are shown in a glowing light as it reflects off their surfaces. In live blood cell analysis, dark field microscopy is best used to understand and view the cause of improper nutrition and problems in the body. Some evaluations are done solely using phase contrast or even using only bright field, but they are missing a whole spectrum of enlightening information that can only be viewed in true dark field.


Dark field Live Blood Microscopy, Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke
This article was written by James R Privitera. M.D. of Covina, California

Alternative Medicine Guide

Heart attacks are a particularly lethal outcome of cardiovascular disease. In 1994 alone, 487,490 people died from heart attacks and there are an estimated 1,500,000 new and recurrent cases every year. The majority of heart attacks occur with no warning, making it vital to practice good heart health. If you think you're prone to a heart attack or have health factors suggesting the possibility of one, there is a simple, inexpensive way to "ask" your body if conditions exist to make a heart attack possible. This simple, inexpensive technique is called dark field live blood microscopy. We draw a drop of your blood from your fingertip and place it on a microscopic slide. Then a special lens inside the microscope projects an intimate view of your living blood onto a television or computer screen by way of a video camera. A Polaroid camera is hooked up to the device enabling us to take photographs of a patient's blood condition before and after treatment. The result is a living picture of the cellular you.

Contact Information:

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