BIOQUANT OSTEO with the BIOQUANT SCAN Add-on supports the scanning, viewing, analysis, and sharing of large digital images created from glass tissue slides or welled plates.
BIOQUANT is bringing digital pathology tools to basic research labs by lowering equipment costs, expanding imaging capabilities, and simplifying the private sharing and public release of data.
3 reasons to scan your samples
- Freedom: Measure scans at any magnification, work anywhere you like, collaborate with colleagues world-wide.
- Security: Preserve samples against stain degradation and accidents.
- Accountability: See exactly what was measured and precisely what the section looked like when it was measured.
Complete hardware control
Using the BIOQUANT OSTEOIMAGER microscopy scanner, you can change the objective lens, control the brightfield or excitation light source, move the stage, and capture images all from a unified software application.
Scanning upgrade kits are also available for your existing microscope.
Scan up to 8 tissue sections or 96 wells
Scan up to 8 tissue sections on 4 slides. The typical scan time is about 8 minutes per section with a 20X objective.
Scan up to 96 wells per plate, at a typical scan time of about 3 minutes per well with a 10X objective.
Analyse Scans in BIOQUANT OSTEO
In BIOQUANT OSTEO, open very high resolution scans, up to 4 GB, into the Large Image Navigator. Use the Zoom buttons to zoom from 40x out to 1x. Use the Pan box to navigate the scan and pull images to measure into the Image window. All zoom levels automatically adjust to the correct micron calibration for measurement.
This is cool because
- You can place the Tissue Volume boundary and measure Bone Volume and Bone Perimeter with the scan zoomed all the way out.
- You can then zoom in and pan through the Tissue Volume measuring Osteoid data and Osteoclast data at high magnification.
- Not only do all measurement tracings at one zoom level redraw at other zoom levels, all high magnification measurements are automatically limited to within the Tissue Volume.
- This sequence is the same for measuring osteocytes within a sampling region, and measuring muscle cells within a muscle fiber.
Export scanned images
Save calibrated BIF (BIOQUANT Image Format) images for analysis in BIOQUANT OSTEO. Save images in uncalibrated formats like BMP or TIF, or save images with measurement tracings to SVG format for digital supplements.
Click and drag to pan around. Scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
This image was captured automatically with BIOQUANT SCAN using automatic focus and lighting correction. This tissue is also an example of a non-decalcified mouse proximal tibia trichrome section prepared by BIOQUANT Research Services.
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