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Tutorial Details: Visualizing Microscope Images Using Imaris and Volocity

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 585 Walter
Instructor(s): Ravishankar Chityala, MSI

Microscope images are a complex dataset consisting of multiple structures and intensities spread across various channels. Hence, visualizing and analyzing this data becomes paramount.

Imaris and Volocity are two separate packages available at MSI that provide similar tools to help read and visualize all standard microscope formats. They can also be used to create iso-surfaces, perform statistical analysis based on the pixel intensities, and perform colocalization (identifying pixels and entities that are present in more than one channel.) In addition to these operations, the two software programs also have other modules that perform specialized functions like filament tracking, movie generation, etc.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of microscopy