Automatic image analysis has become an important tool in many fields of biology, medicine, and other sciences. Since the first edition of Image Analysis: Methods and Applications, the development of both software and hardware technology has undergone quantum leaps. For example, specific mathematical filters have been developed for quality enhancement of original images and for extraction of specific features of interest. Also, more complex programs have been developed for the analysis of object forms in distinguishing cancer cells from normal tissue cells. Just as significant, three-dimensional analysis of proteins, organelles, or macroscopic objects is even more complex. In addition, recent space-based experiments have optimized techniques for the extraction of movement parameters of numerous motile objects.
The second edition of Image Analysis: Methods and Applications addresses all these new developments. Moreover, two new chapters have been added. One focuses on images on the internet, and the other discusses microscope image restoration. These chapters add significantly to the existing body of information on Internet communication protocol and environment as well as to that on image file formats considerations. The materials also include a list of internet Web sites that pertain to digital images and software along with those that relate to image processing.
With these considerations in mind, Image Analysis: Methods and Application, Second Edition is of incalculable value to professionals, academics, and users of all aspects of image analysis in biology and other areas of science.
Table of Contents
Methods of Image Analysis. Biological Confocal Reflection Microscopy: Reconstruction of Three-Dimensional Extracellular Matrix, Cell Migration and Matrix Reorganization. Automatic Area and Volume Measurement from Digital Biomedical Images. The Analysis of Shape Change in Multi-Dimensional Image Sequences. Digital Filters in Image Analysis. Images on the Internet. A Method for Conserving Perceptive Information in Digital Color Images. Single Photon Imaging. Image Analysis in Biochemistry. Microscopy and Ultramicroscopy. Image Restauration in 2-D Microscopy. Image Cytometry. Digital Light Microscopy Techniques for the Study of Living Cytoplasm. Imaging Cilia and Flagella. 3-D Color Video Microscopy of Intact Plants. Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy of Biological Macromolecules. Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Single Particles in Electron Microscopy. Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Reconstruction from Serial Section Images. Automatic Counting of Round Particles in Microscopic Images by Pattern Recognition. Calcium Imaging in Living Cells. Real Time Tracking of Microorganisms. Computer Aided Analysis of Movement Responses of Microorganisms. Simultaneous Tracking of Multiple Subjects. The Use of Image Analysis in Ecotoxicology. Index.
Donat P. Häder