Table 1

Summary of comparison to manual analysis and existing software

manual analysis

NeuriteQuant

Wu et al.

NeuriteIQ


correlation to manual analysis (Pearson's r)

N/A

0.990

0.998

0.987

Z-factor

0.29

0.53

0.29

0.087

analysis time (one 1k × 1k image)

>1 h

10 sec1 8 sec2

40 sec2

3 min1

software requirements

ImageJ (free) NeuronJ (free)

ImageJ (free)

MATLAB (commercial)

MATLAB (commercial)

availability

free

free, open-source

upon request to author

compiled program available online


1: 32-bit WindowsXP on low-level Pentium notebook. 2: 64-bit Windows 7 on intermediate-level quad-core desktop.

Dehmelt et al. BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-12-100

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