The utility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) is truly amazing. Below are a few videos created using a prototype of the SDMI OCT technology.

Drosophila Body

The following is a SDMI OCT scan of a larval Drosophila melanogaster fly. A typical drosophila larva is 2-4 mm (< ¼ inch) long. Note how quickly the scan is completed.

Drosophila Melanogaster Heart

The following is the SDMI OCT scan of a larval Drosphilia melanogaster fly's dorsal vessel (heart).The Drosophila heart has emerged as a good model system for examining the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms underlying function in myogenic hearts.