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Transmitted Brightfield Illumination

Peyers Patches

Peyers patches are small oval lumps of lymphoid tissue that reside along the length of the small intestine. Each patch is an accumulation of up to 60 lymphoid follicles composed of B cells with T lymphocytes in the interfollicular areas. The digital images illustrated below were made with thin sections of peyers patches stained with eosin and hematoxylin.

Peyers Patches at 60x Magnification

Peyers Patches at 60x Magnification

Peyers Patches at 60x Magnification

The transmitted brightfield digital images above were recorded using a QX3 microscope that was modified for auxiliary illumination. This was accomplished by directing a fiber optic light pipe at a quarter-inch hole drilled into the front of the mixing chamber to increase the illumination intensity. The light pipe was aimed at the side of the mixing chamber to avoid directing illuminating the frosted diffusion screen.

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