The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility offers spinning disk microscopy as an alternative form of confocal imaging. Our Olympus IXplore SpinSR system incorporates Yokogawa CSU-W1 SoRa spinning disk and enables super-resolution imaging.
Spinning disk microscopes offer an approach to confocal imaging which differs from more commonly used CLSM systems. In spinning disk systems, image detection by a camera is restricted to a single focal plane by an array of pinholes in a rapidly spinning disk which also distributes laser excitation across a field of view. Improved acquisition speed and lower peak power can offer advantages over CLSM systems for live imaging applications.