Phase-Retrieved Tomography enables Mesoscopic imaging of Opaque Tumor Spheroids Articles uri icon

authors

  • ANCORA, DANIELE
  • DI BATTISTA, DIEGO
  • GIASAFKI, GEORGIA
  • PSYCHARAKIS, STYLIANOS E.
  • LIAPIS, EVANGELOS
  • RIPOLL LORENZO, JORGE
  • ZACHARAKIS, GIANNIS

publication date

  • September 2017

volume

  • 7

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 2045-2322

abstract

  • We present a new Phase-Retrieved Tomography (PRT) method to radically improve mesoscopic imaging at regimes beyond one transport mean-free-path and achieve high resolution, uniformly throughout the volume of opaque samples. The method exploits multi-view acquisition in a hybrid Selective Plane Illumination Microscope (SPIM) and Optical Projection Tomography (OPT) setup and a three-dimensional Gerchberg-Saxton phase-retrieval algorithm applied in 3D through the autocorrelation sinogram. We have successfully applied this innovative protocol to image optically dense 3D cell cultures in the form of tumor spheroids, highly versatile models to study cancer behavior and response to chemotherapy. We have thus achieved a significant improvement of resolution in depths not yet accessible with the currently used methods in SPIM/OPT, while overcoming all registration and alignment problems inherent to these techniques.