, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 203–208 | Cite as

Video intensification microscopy (VIM) as an aid in routine fluorescence microscopy

  • D. S. Forman
  • D. E. Turriff


Video intensification microscopy (VIM), in which a highly sensitive television camera is combined with fluorescence microscopy and a timelapse video tape recorder (Willingham and Pastan 1978), is becoming widely used for studying movements of fluorescent probes on living cells. In our experience, the VIM system is also extremely convenient for more conventional fluorescence microscopy of fixed tissues. The advantages of VIM are greatest in applications where convenience in handling and recording images from a large number of specimens is more important than achieving the best possible optical image quality.


Public Health Image Quality Living Cell Fluorescence Microscopy Television Camera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Forman
    • 1
  • D. E. Turriff
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Naval Medical Research InstituteNational Naval Medical CenterBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical SciencesRockford School of MedicineRockfordUSA

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