Optical projection tomography (OPT) is the direct optical equivalent of X-ray computed tomography (CT). To obtain a larger depth of field, traditional OPT usually decreases the numerical aperture (NA) of the objective lens to decrease the resolution of the image. So, there is a trade-off between sample size and resolution. Commercial microfluidic systems can observe a sample in flow mode. In this paper, an OPT instrument is constructed to observe samples. The OPT instrument is combined with commercial microfluidic systems to obtain a three-dimensional and time (3D + T)/four-dimensional (4D) video of the sample. “Focal plane scanning” is also used to increase the images’ depth of field. A series of two-dimensional (2D) images in different focal planes was observed and compared with images simulated using our program. Our work dynamically monitors 3D OPT images. Commercial microfluidic systems simulate blood flow, which has potential application in blood monitoring and intelligent drug delivery platforms. We design an OPT adaptor to perform OPT on a commercial wide-field inverted microscope (Olympusix81). Images in different focal planes are observed and analyzed. Using a commercial microfluidic system, a video is also acquired to record motion pictures of samples at different flow rates. To our knowledge, this is the first time an OPT setup has been combined with a microfluidic system.
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