In this article by New Scientist, we explore what the future holds for the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) field, which could be the first of its kind in the developed world.
The technology is widely used for studying the structures and functions of the body and organ systems, but there are concerns over the use of this technology in the clinic.
In the article, we highlight some of the key challenges to the field and offer some practical tips.1.
Cost: The field is relatively new and, as such, there are some unknowns.
There is still no consensus on the cost of the technology.2.
In-depth studies: There are currently two types of SEM: a scanning electron and a scanning diffusion.
While the former allows you to study the structure and function of cells and organs, the latter is more commonly used to examine the structures of tissues, organs and DNA.
In addition, the field of SEM is highly complex and relies on sophisticated imaging techniques.
The image quality and quality of the images depends on the depth and magnification of the microscope.3.
Use in healthcare: SEM has a wide range of applications in healthcare.
Some studies have shown that the field can be used to treat cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
But it is important to remember that SEM has not been used in clinical trials and therefore is not approved for use in clinical research.4.
Is it safe?
SEM is safe for people, animals and the environment.
It is not recommended for sensitive areas such as the eyes, nose and throat, because of the risk of exposure to the chemicals in the SEM.5.
How to apply: SEM is typically applied to tissue samples by a specialised technique called a ‘scraping’ technique.
It involves slicing and scraping of the tissue in order to get the desired information.
It also involves scanning the sample and taking measurements.
Some people have found it useful to use a scanner with a ‘pencil tip’ to produce the image.
A few patients have also found it helpful to use an electric drill or other tools to make a small mark in the tissue to make it easier to remove.6.
What are the limitations of the field?
The technology relies on a large amount of data collected in the lab, which may be difficult to retrieve in the field.
The images produced by SEM can be very different from those produced by other imaging techniques such as x-rays.
For example, it is possible that the depth of a sample may be less than what is measured by the SEM, and therefore the image produced by the device may not be as clear as it should be.7.
What is the risk?
The risk of using SEM in clinical settings is not yet well understood.
There are a number of potential problems associated with using SEM: contamination of the sample; potential health problems, such as infections and cancer; and the need for additional monitoring.8.
What does it mean for us to be using this technology?
This article highlights some of our concerns and provides some practical guidance on the use and safety of SEM in healthcare and in healthcare settings.
We also explore some of those concerns in depth, highlighting some of its key challenges and highlighting how to use it in a clinical setting.