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Table 1 Comparing ALMOST with other common 3D imaging techniques. + and − signs are indicating how well the different techniques are suited for the challenges in the category listed in the columns on the left side

From: A Label-free Multicolor Optical Surface Tomography (ALMOST) imaging method for nontransparent 3D samples

  ALMOST CT Light Sheet OPT Confocal
Labeling
 Label-free imaging ++ ++ −(+) + +
 Fluorescence + ++ + ++
 Multiplexing + + + +
Data
 Isotropic ++ ++ + ++
 3D ++ ++ ++ ++ +
 Color + + +
Samples
 Live ++ + ++ ++ +
 Mesoscale + ++ + +
 Microscale + + ++
 Opaque ++ ++ −(+)
 (Semi-) transparent ++ ++ + + +
 Scattering + ++