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One Pathologist’s Approach to Teaching Frozen Sectioning

The first step is to find a comfortable hand position to maximize fine motor ability for this very delicate maneuver. For this, I have my students hold the brush like a pen and gently rest a finger on the anti-roll plate or at the edge of the cryostat stage.

Next, I tell them to try to write their names on the edge of the block with the brush to gain a sense of the fine movements they will use in the sectioning process.

To learn more about this pathologist’s approach to cryosectioning visit Dr. Peter’s tutorial at: