Review: imaging technologies for flow cytometry

Lab Chip. 2016 Nov 29;16(24):4639-4647. doi: 10.1039/c6lc01063f.


High-throughput single cell imaging is a critical enabling and driving technology in molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, medicine and related areas. Imaging flow cytometry combines the single-cell imaging capabilities of microscopy with the high-throughput capabilities of conventional flow cytometry. Recent advances in imaging flow cytometry are remarkably revolutionizing single-cell analysis. This article describes recent imaging flow cytometry technologies and their challenges.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Flow Cytometry / methods*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Molecular Imaging / methods*