A researcher looks into a microscope eyepiece

Core Imaging Laboratory

About the Lab

The Department of Pathology's Core Imaging Laboratory offers state-of-the-art electron microscopy equipment, services, techniques, and expertise for the current needs of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers University, and private sector users.


  • JEOL 1200EX electron microscope with AMT-XR41 digital camera
  • Philips CM12 electron microscope with AMT-XR11 digital camera
  • Reichert-Jung Ultracut-E microtome
  • Leica EM UC-6 ultra-microtome
  • Leica EMstain grid staining machine
  • Leica EMKMR 2 Knife breaker
  • Pelco esiGlow glow discharge unit
  • Edwards 306 vacuum evaporator
  • JEOL JEE-420 vacuum evaporator
  • Pelco Biowave Microwave
  • Zeiss light microscope
Oncocytic meningiomas are exceedingly rare. This high magnification of a cell from such a tumor shows large, hyperplastic ("oncocytic") mito- chondria with characteristic flattened (lamellar) cristae in parallel array. The largest mitochondrion has a bulbous swelling and several degenerative matrix vesicles.


Equipment & Supplies Units Internal
Electron microscope usage per hour $60.00 $72.00 $90.00
Process and embed in resin per sample $40.00 $48.00 $60.00
Thick sectioning per sample $75.00 $90.00 $112.50
Thin sectioning per sample $75.00 $90.00 $112.50
EM staff time per hour $75.00 $90.00 $112.50
Negative staining per hour $75.00 $90.00 $112.50
Glow Discharge per run $10.00 $20.00 $30.00
Carbon coat per run $75.00 $90.00 $112.50
Carbon coater usage per hour $45.00 $54.00 $67.50
Grid boxes each $10.00 $12.00 $15.00
Formvar/carbon grids each $3.00 $3.60 $4.50
Complete EM service* per sample $325.00 $390.00 $487.50

*Includes processing, sectioning, staff time, and scope time for individual to use.

Contact Us

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
683 Hoes Lane, Room 024
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: 732-235-4648
Fax: 732-235-4819
Email: rpatel@rwjms.rutgers.edu