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In our discussion earlier on, you realized that an image can be just an image, it can be nice, beautiful, attractive or ugly, because it is looks colourful, fashionable and sometimes unattractive…

That is may be how you chose to make of the images of histology. Once you approach histological images in that perspective, then you are oblivious of the ideal approaches.

Remember the first time you saw a histology slide; the bluish purple movements of colour like waves, the reddish brown objects and several nothings and meaningless objects in focus. It was just a picture, there was no interpretation at all.

But even though you now know the tissue in focus, they might simply remain pictures if without any significant interpretation.

It’s a couple of histological staining principles, microscopic principles with your knowledge in anatomy and physiology that will enable you to make the ideal and easy interpretation of histology slides.

Firstly, when you relate the principles of stains to the tissue section in focus, it will hint the first interpretation. Being able to read the tissue with respect to the type of dye (staining technique),       absorption of colour and intensity of the dye is a good approach to better interpretation of histological sections.

Secondary, the principles of microscopy will enable you determine a focus of interest. Keeping in mind that magnification alone may not enable you focus your histology of interest; lower magnifications, higher magnifications and immersion oil magnifications, all will give a different view.

So you need to know what you want to see.

Lastly but not least, your knowledge is very vital. When you look at the histology section, the immediate appreciation is the colour and the shape of the particular features. You may or may not interpret the images, though it might be easier for you to relate the shape, surrounding features, and adaptations to function and eventually this linkage may suggest a location.

Download here a few guiding slides..Presentation-histology123

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