Video Microscopy

  • Shinya Inoué

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Robert J. Walter Jr., Michael W. Berns
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book


Ever since television became practical in the early 1950s, closed-circuit television (CCTV) in conjunction with the light microscope has provided large screen display, raised image contrast, and made the images formed by ultraviolet and infrared rays visible. With the introduction of large-scale integrated circuits in the last decade, TV equipment has improved by leaps and bounds, as has its application in microscopy. With modem CCTV, sometimes with the help of digital computers, we can distill the image from a scene that appears to be nothing but noise; capture fluorescence too dim to be seen; visualize structures far below the limit of resolution; crispen images hidden in fog; measure, count, and sort objects; and record in time-lapsed and high-speed sequences through the light microscope without great difficulty. In fact, video is becoming indispensable for harnessing the fullest capacity of the light microscope, a capacity that itself is much greater than could have been envisioned just a few years ago. The time seemed ripe then to review the basics of video, and of microscopy, and to examine how the two could best be combined to accomplish these tasks. The Marine Biological Laboratory short courses on Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy in Biology, Medicine, and the Materials Sciences, and the many inquiries I received on video microscopy, supported such an effort, and Kirk Jensen of Plenum Press persuaded me of its worth.


Laboratory basics biology computer fluorescence integrated circuit medicine microscope microscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Shinya Inoué
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Universal Imaging CorporationFalmouthUSA

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