Spectacular insights into the human body and the world invisible to the naked eye
A scanning electron microscope (SEM) uses an electron beam to scan the surface of a specimen. Electrons are emitted and reflected from the surface and gathered by a detector to build a spectacular black and white image. It reveals details of less than 1 nanometer in size and magnifies from 5 to 500,000 times. Colour is added digitally.
A light microscope uses focused light and lenses to magnify a specimen. There are numerous types of microscopes that can magnify a specimen up to 1000x its actual size. The results are amazing and beautiful, revealing the fine details invisible to the human eye.
MRI is one of the most important diagnostic tools used in radiology. It produces images of the anatomy and physiological processes in healthy and diseased bodies. MRI uses a powerful magnet and pulses of radio waves to create fascinating images of the body.