Correscopy Correlative Imaging
Correlative imaging across a multitude of platforms
Correlative microscopy is conventionally strictly related to the correlation of the information gathered from two types of microscopes, usually: a light microscope and a scanning electron microscope. Imaging the same location of the sample with high accuracy using various techniques has been a challenging task for many years. While many manufactures of microscopes offer equipment which allow such imaging using 2 or 3 techniques, the compromises in integrating multiple techniques into one instrument often leads to the inability to characterise the sample to the same level as dedicated devices.
Correscopy’s correlative microscopy package allows the user to perform correlative imaging of almost any microscopy or imaging technique that they (and their collaborators) have access to without modification to the imaging apparatus. This configurable package consists of several sample mount and adaptor plate options for use with a variety of microscopes, along with a software package used for storing and correlating imaging coordinates for each microscopy technique used on a sample. These coordinates can then be used to precisely overlay images using a traditional image processing software package to provide undisputed data for making clear-cut conclusions.
- The system is fully independent of the microscope it is installed on
- Does not require any physical modification to the microscope
- Allows for correlative imaging using dedicated microscopes for uncompromised
sample characterisation when compared to other correlative microscopy systems
- Samples can be transferred between microscopes with ease using the dedicated
holders and image correlation is straight-forward and easy to align with each transfer.
- A wide range of adaptor plates are available for many different microscopes with custom solutions possible
- Very affordable base package with add-ons available
- Currently works with over 60 different microscopes spanning 12 imaging techniques