BIOQUANT OSTEO collects data on images of tissue slides, welled plates, or anything else that can to captured with the camera or scanned into an image.
Important Decision: How Will You Digitize Your Slides
The decision of how to collect images in your laboratory is important. There are several imaging techniques for the analysis of bone tissues and cell cultures. The best technique for you lab to use will depend on many factors including available laboratory equipment, the number of people that need to collect data, and the available budget.
The fastest way to collect data is to scan your slide or welled plate into a very high resolution digital file. This file becomes a like virtual microscope. You can zoom into 40x or out to the full tissue for analysis. This method easily supports a core "capture" system and "satellite" systems that only collect data.
- The BIOQUANT SCAN Add-on supports bright field, polarized light, and fluorescence slide scanning. (This method is usually more cost effective than 3rd party scanning solutions.)
- Sliding scanning systems are also available from third party vendors.
- You can even capture images using a third party camera software and use a free program to stitch them together. (This method is the most cost effective, but takes much more time and limits the scan size.)
Another more traditional way to collect data is on the live image or grabbed images from a digital camera connected to the microscope, usually with a tracking device on the stage that tells the computer whenever you move the stage. This method requires that you use "core" capture system at all times.
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