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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 26, 2007

Volumetric motility-contrast imaging of tissue response to cytoskeletal anti-cancer drugs

Kwan Jeong, John J. Turek, and David D. Nolte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 14057-14064 (2007)

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Microscopic imaging of cellular motility has recently advanced from two dimensions to three dimensions for applications in drug development. However, significant degradation in resolution occurs with increasing imaging depth, limiting access to motility information from deep inside the sample. Here, digital holographic optical coherence imaging is adapted to allow visualization of motility in tissue at depths inaccessible to conventional motility assay approaches. This method tracks the effect of cytoskeletal anti-cancer drugs on tissue inside its natural three-dimensional environment using time-course measurement of motility within tumor tissue.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(110.6150) Imaging systems : Speckle imaging
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2007
Published: October 11, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Kwan Jeong, John J. Turek, and David D. Nolte, "Volumetric motility-contrast imaging of tissue response to cytoskeletal anti-cancer drugs," Opt. Express 15, 14057-14064 (2007)

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