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Three-dimensional display and quantitative analysis of multidimensional light microscope images
Author(s): Lowell D. Harris; William Galbraith; Patricia A. Feineigle; D. Lansing Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Specialized high speed volume rendering tools and image preprocessing methods required for the automated interactive microscope (AIM) are described. AIM will allow the biologist to perform 'closed loop' experiments, meaning tea the biologist will be able to view preliminary results to allow critical observations which facilitate the changing of the course of image data collection dynamically during the experiment. To facilitate this process, we are developing high-speed volume rendering tools utilizing 3-D texture mapping hardware. In addition, specific preprocessing methods are described which enable the seeing of 3-D structures in volume renderings of differential interference contrast (DIC) volume images. Without these methods, structures of interest, which are critically related to the experiment, would be obscured as though in a dense fog.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2707, Medical Imaging 1996: Image Display, (15 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238501
Show Author Affiliations
Lowell D. Harris, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
William Galbraith, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Patricia A. Feineigle, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
D. Lansing Taylor, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2707:
Medical Imaging 1996: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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