Table 2

Overview of microscopy image analysis software

Vendor

Package Name

Image Support

Supported Devices

Website


MVIA

Image Analysis Software

2D/3D

A

http://www.mvia.com webcite

Clemex

Clemex Vision PE

2D/3D

A

http://www.clemex.com webcite

MIS

Pax-It PI-M300A

2D

E

http://www.paxit.com webcite

Media Cybernetics

Image-Pro Bundled Solutions

Image-Pro AMS

Image-Pro MDA

Image-Pro MC

Image-Pro 3D Suite

2D/3D

A, D

http://www.mediacy.com webcite

iMTtechnology

iSolution DT

2D/3D

n/a

http://www.imt-digital.com webcite

Dewinter Optical

Dewinter Caliper Pro

Dewinter Biowizard

Dewinter Material Plus

Dewinter Foundry Plus

Dewinter Micro Measurement Pro

2D

E

http://www.dewinterindia.com webcite

MBF BioScience MicroBrightField

AutoNeuron

Confocal SD

ImageStackModule

NeuroLucida

SolidModelingModule

SteroInvestigator

VirtualSliceModule

2D/3D

C, D, E

http://www.mbfbioscience.com webcite

Nascent Technology

MedicalPlus

MeasurePro

CapturePro

2D

A

http://www.nascentimage.com webcite

Intelligent Perception

Pixcavator Image Analyzer

2D

n/a

http://inperc.com webcite

GSA Bansemer & Scheel GbR

GSA Image Analyser

2D

n/a

http://www.gsa-online.de webcite

Broad Institute

CellProfiler*

CellVisualizer*

2D

n/a

http://www.cellprofiler.org webcite

IMAS

CellObserver

EliSpot

Process

Analysis

2D

A, D, E

http://www.imas.co.uk webcite

Wadsworth Center

Spider*

2D/3D

E

http://www.wadsworth.org webcite

MCID

MCID Core

2D/3D

A, E

http://www.mcid.co.uk webcite

ImageJ

ImageJ for Microscopy*

2D/3D

C, D

http://www.macbiophotonics.ca webcite

Scion Corporation

Scion Imaging Software*

n/a

n/a

http://www.scioncorp.com webcite

(*) Open source/freeware software packages

A = Automated microscope

B = Planar microscope

C = Confocal microscope

D = Functional microscope

E = Digital microscope


Gaining insight from microscopy images typically requires some level of processing and analysis. Both commercial and open source software packages are available that can supplement or totally drive microscope usage.

Kherlopian et al. BMC Systems Biology 2008 2:74   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-2-74

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