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Instrumentation for quantitative fluorescence microscopy
Author(s): Christele Perrin; Michel Robert-Nicoud; Francoise Giroud
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this study is to demonstrate the technical requirements and performance of fluorescent quantization using image analysis. The quality of fluorescent measurements is largely dependent on the characteristics of instrumentation: fluorescence microscope, low light level camera, fluorescence standard reference, and protocols for image acquisition and measurements calibration. This study is focused on the problem of the efficiency of microscope and low light level cameras. Various types of cameras are tested (SIT C2400-08, intensified CCD C2400-80, and cooled CCD C4880 from Hamamatsu) with respect to stability, linearity, and shading properties. Results show that evaluation of fluorescent instrumentation cannot be reduced to the evaluation of camera properties, the intrinsic evaluation of the fluorescent sample has to be considered as well. Moreover, this work demonstrates the deficiency of usual corrective protocols to lead to reliable quantitative fluorescence analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2329, Optical and Imaging Techniques in Biomedicine, (1 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200897
Show Author Affiliations
Christele Perrin, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
Michel Robert-Nicoud, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
Francoise Giroud, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2329:
Optical and Imaging Techniques in Biomedicine
Hans-Jochen Foth; Aaron Lewis; Halina Podbielska M.D.; Michel Robert-Nicoud; Herbert Schneckenburger; Anthony J. Wilson, Editor(s)

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