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Research

OPT (Optical Projection Tomography)

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Optical Projection Tomography
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OPT (Optical Projection Tomography) is similar to microCT but instead of irradiating the sample with X-rays, light is used either in transmission mode (white light) or fluorescence mode. Optical sections are generated by computed tomography from images taken every 0.3° rotating around 360°. The OPT system images tissue cleared in BABB and other clearing agents and has the ability to generate optical sections from large samples such as an E11.5 mouse embryo using fluorescence.

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Unassisted Use (Peak)

$35/hr

$100/hr

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Unassisted Use (Off-Peak)

$20/hr

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N/A

Assisted Use

$60/hr

$120/hr

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Peak Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Off-Peak Hours: 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, Weekends

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Optical Projection Tomography

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OPT (Optical Projection Tomography) is similar to microCT but instead of irradiating the sample with X-Rays, light is used either in transmission mode (white light) or fluorescence mode. Optical sections are generated in the same manner as microCT and the OPT system can utilize the same large sample sizes. The main advantage to this system is the ability to get optical sections from very large samples such as an entire mouse embryo using fluorescence.

See our ‘Available Instruments’ list (right) for details about our OPT microscope.

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