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Computer-Assisted Microscopy

The Measurement and Analysis of Images


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John C. Russ
    Pages 1-12
  3. John C. Russ
    Pages 13-32
  4. John C. Russ
    Pages 33-69
  5. John C. Russ
    Pages 71-98
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    Pages 99-127
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    Pages 129-174
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    Pages 175-220
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  13. John C. Russ
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  14. John C. Russ
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 451-453

About this book


The use of computer-based image analysis systems for all kinds of images, but especially for microscope images, has become increasingly widespread in recent years, as computer power has increased and costs have dropped. Software to perform each of the various tasks described in this book exists now, and without doubt additional algorithms to accomplish these same things more efficiently, and to perform new kinds of image processing, feature discrimination and measurement, will continue to be developed. This is likely to be true particularly in the field of three-dimensional imaging, since new microscopy methods are beginning to be used which can produce such data. It is not the intent of this book to train programmers who will assemble their own computer systems and write their own programs. Most users require only the barest of knowledge about how to use the computer, but the greater their understanding of the various image analysis operations which are possible, their advantages and limitations, the greater the likelihood of success in their application. Likewise, the book assumes little in the way of a mathematical background, but the researcher with a secure knowledge of appropriate statistical tests will find it easier to put some of these methods into real use, and have confidence in the results, than one who has less background and experience. Supplementary texts and courses in statistics, microscopy, and specimen preparation are recommended as necessary.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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