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Label-free automated three-dimensional imaging of whole organs by microtomy-assisted photoacoustic microscopy

发布时间:2017/11/28 浏览量:414

Wong TTW, Zhang R, Zhang C, Hsu HC, Maslov KI, Wang L, Shi J, Chen R, Shung KK, Zhou Q, Wang LV

Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 9;8(1):1386. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01649-3.

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) optical imaging of whole biological organs with microscopic resolution has remained a challenge. Most versions of such imaging techniques require special preparation of the tissue specimen. Here we demonstrate microtomy-assisted photoacoustic microscopy (mPAM) of mouse brains and other organs, which automatically acquires serial distortion-free and registration-free images with endogenous absorption contrasts. Without tissue staining or clearing, mPAM generates micrometer-resolution 3D images of paraffin- or agarose-embedded whole organs with high fidelity, achieved by label-free simultaneous sensing of DNA/RNA, hemoglobins, and lipids. mPAM provides histology-like imaging of cell nuclei, blood vessels, axons, and other anatomical structures, enabling the application of histopathological interpretation at the organelle level to analyze a whole organ. Its deep tissue imaging capability leads to less sectioning, resulting in negligible sectioning artifact. mPAM offers a new way to better understand complex biological organs.

 

全文链接:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01649-3

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