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Microbeam-integrated multiphoton imaging system.

Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA.
The Review of scientific instruments (Impact Factor: 1.58). 01/2009; 79(12):123707. DOI: 10.1063/1.3043439
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ABSTRACT Multiphoton microscopy has been added to the array of imaging techniques at the endstation for the Microbeam II cell irradiator at Columbia University's Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF). This three-dimensional (3D), laser-scanning microscope functions through multiphoton excitation, providing an enhanced imaging routine during radiation experiments with tissuelike samples, such as small living animals and organisms. Studies at RARAF focus on radiation effects; hence, this multiphoton microscope was designed to observe postirradiation cellular dynamics. This multiphoton microscope was custom designed into an existing Nikon Eclipse E600-FN research fluorescence microscope on the irradiation platform. Design details and biology applications using this enhanced 3D-imaging technique at RARAF are reviewed.

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