Are you confused by all the acronyms used in mass spectrometry imaging? In this series of blogs, we hope to provide you with a brief introduction and explanation of some of the different things you might want to know about the technology, starting with the hardware. In this post, we will describe the main ionization techniques and tackle some of those pesky acronyms in the process.
By Alice Ly on May 13, 2021
In continuation of our quest to elucidate technical terms in mass spectrometry, this post describes the most commonly used mass analyzers in imaging, namely time of flight (TOF), Orbitrap and Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR).
By Alice Ly on June 14, 2021
In this blog post we go back to the roots of mass spectrometry imaging, and describe it’s first breakthrough application on biological samples: analyzing the spatial distribution of proteins and peptides in tissue.
By Alice Ly on August 28, 2021
In this blog post we look at the use of mass spectrometry imaging for investigating small molecules such as drugs and metabolites and then a quick overview of different metabolomic MSI studies and some challenges facing this area but also tools that can help you with your drug metabolite study.
By Alice Ly on January 20, 2022