Spinning Disk Confocal

Zeiss Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope

Spinning disk confocal microscopes are capable of acquiring thin optical sections from specimens in a manner similar to laser scanning confocal microscopes, only much faster. They are capable of imaging both thin and thick specimens in two or three dimensions in high spatial resolution as a function of time. They can rapidly acquire images in real time (approximately 30 frames per second), as well as in the ultrafast timescale that ranges up to 1,000 frames per second. Spinning disk confocal microscopes are a powerful tool for rapid spatial and temporal imaging of living cells.