In this simplest form, sterology is the science where information about a three dimensional object is obtained from only a two-dimensional section of that structure.
Measurements are usually made with these graticules in the following manner:
- An adequate representation of sections of a specimen is obtained.
- The graticule is superimposed upon the specimen (or micrograph/projected image of the section).
- Finally, the interaction between the superimposed graticule and the test sections are recorded.
An overall introduction is given by: L.B. Brianrty. "Stereology: Methods for Quantitative Light and Electron Microscopy."
Weibel 1 - NGW1
Consists of 15 lines of equal length connecting the verticals of a regular hexagonal point network.
- E.R.Weibel Lab. Invest. Vol. 22 pp 131-152. "Principal and Methods for the Morphometric Study of the Lung and other Organs."
||Weibel Type 1 for Stereology.
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