Confocal Spinning Disk Systems are widely used for 3D cell imaging because they offer the advantage of optical sectioning at high framerates and are easy to use. However, as in confocal microscopy, the imaging resolution is diffraction limited, which can be theoretically improved by a factor of 2 using the principle of Image Scanning Microscopy (ISM) . ISM with a Confocal Spinning Disk setup (CSDISM) has been shown to improve contrast as well as lateral resolution (FWHM) from 201 ± 20 nm to 130 ± 10 nm at 488 nm excitation. A minimum total acquisition time of one second per ISM image makes this method highly suitable for 3D live cell imaging . Here, we present a multicolor implementation of CSDISM for the popular Micro-Manager Open Source Microscopy platform. Since changes in the optical path are not necessary, this will allow any researcher to easily upgrade their standard Confocal Spinning Disk system at remarkable low cost (~5000 USD) with an ISM superresolution option.
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Sebastian Isbaner, Dirk Hähnel, Ingo Gregor, and Jörg Enderlein, "Superresolution upgrade for confocal spinning disk systems using image scanning microscopy (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10071, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging X, 100710F (Presented at SPIE BiOS: January 29, 2017; Published: 24 April 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2255813.5380386348001.
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