Biological imaging software tools

Kevin W. Eliceiri (Lead / Corresponding author), Michael R. Berthold, Ilya G. Goldberg, Luis Ibáñez, B. S. Manjunath, Maryann E. Martone, Robert F. Murphy, Hanchuan Peng, Anne L. Plant, Badrinath Roysam, Nico Stuurmann, Jason R. Swedlow, Pavel Tomancak, Anne E. Carpenter (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Few technologies are more widespread in modern biological laboratories than imaging. Recent advances in optical technologies and instrumentation are providing hitherto unimagined capabilities. Almost all these advances have required the development of software to enable the acquisition, management, analysis and visualization of the imaging data. We review each computational step that biologists encounter when dealing with digital images, the inherent challenges and the overall status of available software for bioimage informatics, focusing on open-source options.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)697-710
    Number of pages14
    JournalNature Methods
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology


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