Keuenhof, K; Heimel, P; Zopf, LM; Raigel, M; Turyanskaya, A; Kavirayani, A; Reier, S; Glösmann, M; Schöfer, C; Kralovics, R; Streli, C; Weninger, WJ; Geyer, SH; Slezak, P; Macfelda, K; Jäger, R; Wanek, T; Walter, A
Multimodality imaging beyond CLEM: Showcases of combined in-vivo preclinical imaging and ex-vivo microscopy to detect murine mural vascular lesions.
Methods Cell Biol. 2021; 162:389-415
Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:
- In imaging, penetration depth comes at the expense of lateral resolution, which restricts the scope of 3D in-vivo imaging of small animals at micrometer resolution. Bioimaging will need to expand beyond correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) approaches to combine insights about in-vivo dynamics in a physiologically relevant 3D environment with ex-vivo information at micrometer resolution (or beyond) within the spatial, structural and biochemical contexts. Our report demonstrates the immense potential for biomedical discovery and diagnosis made available by bridging preclinical in-vivo imaging with ex-vivo biological microscopy to zoom in from the whole organism to individual structures and by adding localized spectroscopic information to structural and functional information. We showcase the use of two novel imaging pipelines to zoom into mural lesions (occlusions/hyperplasia and micro-calcifications) in murine vasculature in a truly correlative manner, that is using exactly the same animal for all integrated imaging modalities. This correlated multimodality imaging (CMI) approach includes well-established technologies such as Positron Emission Tomography (microPET), Autoradiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (microMRI) and Computed Tomography (microCT), and imaging approaches that are more novel in the biomedical setting, such as X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (microXRF) and High Resolution Episcopic Microscopy (HREM). Although the current pipelines are focused on mural lesions, they would also be beneficial in preclinical and clinical investigations of vascular diseases in general.Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.