OPT imaging platform -

Optical Projection tomography – 3D imaging platform


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Services


Optical Projection Tomography (OPT) is an optical imaging tool that creates high resolution 3D images of large biological samples in the range of
1mm - 30 mm across. It is particularly suited to study fundamental biological processes using light emitted from inside the organ, via optical fluorescence. The main advantage of this imaging modality is that it avoids the need to physically section the sample.
Furthermore, OPT is able to take advantage of fluorescent dyes, and different wavelength channels can be used. This allows the observation of the autofluorescence of the tissue (to inform on tissue structure), alongside the mapping of gene and protein expression.

Equipment and resources

Custom-build OPT scanning device.

Services provided

- help with sample preparation
- sample scanning and reconstruction
- basic image processing
- advanced image processing (quantification)

Management of the infrastructure

Managed by research group.

Available for loan

Available for loan - internal and external

Terms of access:

Booking for internal and external users for user fee, option for collaborations. operated by us, please contact in advance to check for availability