Multiline Orthogonal Scanning Temporal Focusing (mosTF) Microscopy for Scattering Reduction in High-speed in vivo Brain Imaging

Yi Xue, Josiah R. Boivin, Dushan N. Wadduwage, Jong Kang Park, Elly Nedivi and Peter T.C. So

Jul 02, 2019

Received Date: 11th June 19

Temporal focusing two-photon microscopy enables high resolution imaging of fine structures in vivo over a large volume. A limitation of temporal focusing is that signal-to-background ratio and resolution degrade rapidly with increasing imaging depth. This degradation originates from the scattered emission photons are widely distributed resulting in a strong background. We have developed Multiline Orthogonal Scanning Temporal Focusing (mosTF) microscopy that overcomes this problem. mosTF captures a sequence of images at each scan location of the excitation line, followed by a reconstruction algorithm reassigns scattered photons back to the correct scan position. We demonstrate mosTF by acquiring mice neuronal images in vivo. Our results show remarkably improvements with mosTF for in vivo brain imaging while maintaining its speed advantage.

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