Optical Projection Tomography as a Tool for 3D Microscopy and Gene Expression Studies. Sharpe, J.; Ahlgren, U.; Perry, P.; Hill, B.; Ross, A.; Hecksher-Sørensen, J.; Baldock, R.; and Davidson, D. Science, 296(5567):541--545, April, 2002.
Optical Projection Tomography as a Tool for 3D Microscopy and Gene Expression Studies [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Current techniques for three-dimensional (3D) optical microscopy (deconvolution, confocal microscopy, and optical coherence tomography) generate 3D data by “optically sectioning” the specimen. This places severe constraints on the maximum thickness of a specimen that can be imaged. We have developed a microscopy technique that uses optical projection tomography (OPT) to produce high-resolution 3D images of both fluorescent and nonfluorescent biological specimens with a thickness of up to 15 millimeters. OPT microscopy allows the rapid mapping of the tissue distribution of RNA and protein expression in intact embryos or organ systems and can therefore be instrumental in studies of developmental biology or gene function.
@article{sharpe_optical_2002,
	title = {Optical {Projection} {Tomography} as a {Tool} for 3D {Microscopy} and {Gene} {Expression} {Studies}},
	volume = {296},
	issn = {0036-8075, 1095-9203},
	url = {http://science.sciencemag.org/content/296/5567/541},
	doi = {10.1126/science.1068206},
	abstract = {Current techniques for three-dimensional (3D) optical microscopy (deconvolution, confocal microscopy, and optical coherence tomography) generate 3D data by “optically sectioning” the specimen. This places severe constraints on the maximum thickness of a specimen that can be imaged. We have developed a microscopy technique that uses optical projection tomography (OPT) to produce high-resolution 3D images of both fluorescent and nonfluorescent biological specimens with a thickness of up to 15 millimeters. OPT microscopy allows the rapid mapping of the tissue distribution of RNA and protein expression in intact embryos or organ systems and can therefore be instrumental in studies of developmental biology or gene function.},
	language = {en},
	number = {5567},
	urldate = {2016-03-18TZ},
	journal = {Science},
	author = {Sharpe, James and Ahlgren, Ulf and Perry, Paul and Hill, Bill and Ross, Allyson and Hecksher-Sørensen, Jacob and Baldock, Richard and Davidson, Duncan},
	month = apr,
	year = {2002},
	pmid = {11964482},
	pages = {541--545}
}
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