DOI: 10.1101/545574Feb 10, 2019Paper

Cusp-artifacts in high order superresolution optical fluctuation imaging

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Xiyu Yi, Shimon Weiss


Superresolution optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI) is a simple and affordable super-resolution imaging technique and attracted a growing community over the past decade. However, the theoretical resolution enhancement of high order SOFI is still not fulfilled. In this study, we identify "cusp artifacts" in high order SOFI images, and show that the high-order cumulants, odd-order moments and balanced-cumulants (bSOFI) are highly vulnerable to cusp artifacts. Our study provides guidelines for developing and screening for fluorescence probes and improving data acquisition for SOFI. The new insight is important to inspire positive utilization of the cusp artifacts.

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