Microscopy Image Browser Getting Started

Getting Started

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Brief description

Rapid development of multidimensional microscopy imaging techniques during recent years has raised number of questions about effective image processing, visualization and analysis of the obtained datasets. Most universities worldwide provide access to the modern imaging techniques so that descriptive multidimensional datasets of the desired specimen can be fairly easily obtained by any researcher.

After acquisition the datasets have to be analyzed and quite often the detailed analysis is impossible without segmentation (creating of a model) of objects of interest out of the multidimensional data. It seems that the segmentation is the most time consuming part of the image analysis routine. For example, it may take up to a month to properly segment a single electron tomogram. The slowness of the process is caused by two main factors: limited variety of good software tools (even commercial ones) and good user-friendly segmentation algorithms that can be applied to facilitate the modeling. As a result, amount of collected and not properly processed data is much higher than the amount of produced results.

With development of Microscopy Image Browser (MIB) we address this problem and present a free, open-source software package, which can be used for image processing, analysis, segmentation and visualization of multidimensional datasets.

The program is designed to work in both Matlab environment and as stand-alone instance. In the latter case it is required to install MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR), which is freely available from MathWorks.

Please note, that in the compiled version may not have all features available.

Starting the program

Please follow the steps described in the Installation section to install the program.

Start Microscopy Image Browser with im_browser command in the main Matlab window and refer to the following sections for details of functioning; especially User Guide section.


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