Key point

In both brightfield and fluorescence, it is possible to capture at a high frame rate of up to 100 fps, thus allowing for a wide-range of observation, from the appearance of pulsations to the release of calcium.

Recording conditions

Sample courtesy of

Magnification: Phase contrast 20x
60 frames captured per second
Masaki Ieda, instructor, and Hiroyuki Yamakawa, graduate student, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Keio University