Orbit

Description

Orbit Image Analysis is a free open source software with the focus to quantify big images like whole slide scans.

It can connect to image servers, e.g. Omero.
Analysis can be done on your local computer or via scaleout functionality in a distrubuted computing environment like a Spark cluster.

Sophisticated image analysis algorithms incl. tissue quantification using machine learning, object segmentation and classification are build in. In addition a versatile API allows you to enhance Orbit and to run your own scripts.

Orbit

Skin Tools

Description

The skin tools measure the thickness of the epidermis and the interdigitation index.

The input images are masks that represent the epidermis and that have been created from images of stained histological sections. The mask must touch the left and right border of the image. The dermal-epidermal border must be on the lower site of the image. The interdigitation index can be measured for one or more segments per image. As a measure of the thickness of the epidermis the lengths of a number of random line segments are measured. The line segments start at the lower border, are perpendicular to the lower border and end at the opposite border of the mask.

See installation Instructions on the website.

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Measure thickness from a mask

Adipocyte quantification ImageJ by Baecker

Description

The Adipocytes Tools help to analyze fat cells in images from histological section. This is a rather general cell segmentation approach. It can be adapted to different situations via the parameters. This means that you have to find the right parameters for your application.

Sample Image: [0178_x5_3.tif](http://dev.mri.cnrs.fr/attachments/190/0178_x5_3.tif)

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Adipocyte quantification MATLAB

Description

Analysis of adipocyte number and size. The original code and example images supposed to be discovered at http://webspace.buckingham.ac.uk/klanglands/ but currently the webpage is missing the code and sample images.

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NET - Network Extraction Tool

Description

The ultimate goal of the NET framework is to make images of networks processable by computers. Therefore we want to have a pixel based image as input, as output we want a representation of the network visible in the image that retains as much information about the original network as possible. NET achives this by first segmenting the image and then vectorizing the network and then extracting information. The information we extract is

  • First and foremost the graph of the network. We find the crossings (nodes) and connections between crossings (edges) and therefore extract information about the neighborhood relations, the topology of the network.
  • We also extract the coordinates of all nodes which enables us to embed them into space. We therefore extract information about the geometry of the network.
  • Last but not least we track the radii of the edges in the extraction process. Therefore every edge has a radius which can be identified with its conductivity.

In the following we will first provide detailed instructions on how to install NET on several platforms. Then we describe the functionality and options of each of the four scripts that make up the NET framework.

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Kappa

Description

Kappa is a Fiji plugin for Curvature Analysis.

It allows a user to measure curvature in images in a convenient way. You can trace an initial shape with a B-Spline curve in just a few clicks and then fit that curve to image data with a minimization algorithm. It’s fast and robust.

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Kappa user interface

Pyxit segmentation model builder

Description

This is a learnable segmentation algorithm based on ground-truth images and segmentation mask. It learns a multiple output pixel classification algorithm. It downloads from Cytomine-Core annotation images+alphamasks from project(s), build a segmentation (pixel classifier) model which is saved locally. Typical application: tumor detection in tissues in histology slides. It is based on "Fast Multi-Class Image Annotation with Random Subwindows and Multiple Output Randomized Trees" http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/12205 and was used in "A hybrid human-computer approach for large-scale image-based measurements using web services and machine learning" http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/162084?locale=en

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Segmentation illustration

Adiposoft

Description

Adiposoft is an automated Open Source software for the analysis of adipose tissue cellularity in histological sections.

Example data can be found on the plugin description page in ImageJ wiki (download link). There is also a link to a MATLAB version of the workflow.

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MATLAB CellDetector

Description

CellDetector can detect cells (or other objects) in microscopy images such as histopathology, fluorescence, phase contrast, bright field, etc. It uses a machine learning-based method where a cell model is learned from simple dot annotations on a few images for training and predict on test sets. The installation requires some efforts but the instruction is well explained. Training parameters should be tuned for different datasets, but the default settings could be a good starting point.

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Lymphatic Vessel Density calculation

Description

This article Baslat et al. presents a method to compute Lymphatic Vessel Density on an image of the whole slide (a workflow documented as text).

Vessels are obtained with a Maximum Entropy Thresholding applied on the excess Red channel (2 times the red values minus blue+green value). Stroma tissue is obtained with a Moment Preserving Thresholding on the blue channel.

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