Instantaneous isotropic volumetric imaging of fast biological processes
2019
Authors: Wagner N, Norlin N, Gierten J, de Medeiros G, Balázs B, Wittbrodt J, Hufnagel L, Prevedel R
CellNetworks People: Hufnagel Lars, Wittbrodt Joachim
Journal: Nat Methods. 2019 Apr 29. doi: 10.1038/s41592-019-0393-z

To capture highly dynamic biological processes at cellular resolution is a recurring challenge in biology. Here we show that combining selective-volume illumination with simultaneous acquisition of orthogonal light fields yields three-dimensional images with high, isotropic spatial resolution and a significant reduction of reconstruction artefacts, thereby overcoming current limitations of light-field microscopy implementations. We demonstrate medaka heart and blood flow imaging at single-cell resolution and free of motion artefacts at volume rates of up to 200 Hz.