Dr. Jamie with microscope and digital screen.
Dr Jamie with the microscope and its attached digital screen.

The hospital now has a digital “trifocal” microscope.

Trifocal means the two stereo eyepieces are aligned to see the sample on the microscope table, and the third lens is a camera capable of recording video and still images. The images can be projected on a screen the size of a tablet screen. From the camera, the microscope images can be sent to other computers in the hospital for inclusion in the client’s file or sent to specialists via email.

This microscope view shows cancer cells. It is tissue collected from a dog that was spread on a glass slide. Then the sample is stained blue colour by the technicians and set under the microscope lens.