The Internal Medicine Imaging Core was established in 2000 as a core facility providing access to state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation and technologies on a shared-use basis to faculty, staff and students of the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine. The facility is located in the Woodruff Memorial Research Building (WMRB) and houses the following microscopes:
In addition, WMRB 301 houses a fully equipped laboratory for processing of histological samples, including paraffin/frozen tissue embedding, sectioning, staining and immunohistochemistry using both chromogenic and fluorescence markers. The equipment includes:
Additionally, in the vicinity of WMRB 301 on the third floor is equipment space housing four ultra low freezers for tissue/section storage and liquid N2 storage tanks for freezing specimens.
All potential users of the systems are asked to contact the director of the facility, Dr. Lula Hilenski, to schedule a one-on-one Basic Training session at a mutually convenient time. These individual training sessions, which usually last about 2 hours, include proper use and care of microscope objectives, operation of the microscope and laser system, laser safety, as well as how to acquire, save, export and transfer images.