Synonyms
Phase imaging
Quantitative phase contrast imaging

PHANTAST for FIJI

Description

 

The phase contrast microscopy segmentation toolbox (PHANTAST) is a collection of open-source algorithms and tools for the processing of phase contrast microscopy (PCM) images. It was developed at University College London's department of Biochemical Engineering and CoMPLEX.

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iTrack4U

Description

iTrack4U is a Java-based software using ImageJ and jMathPlot libraries, which aims at automatically tracking cells recorded in phase-contrast microscopy. It includes all tools from image files preprocessing, tracking to data extraction and visualization. 

 

Please cite Cordeliéres et. al. (2013) when using this software package!

iTrack4U

Cell segmentation in phase contrast images

Description

This Matlab code demonstrates an edge-based active contour model as an application of the Distance Regularized Level Set Evolution (DRLSE) formulation.

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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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Cell segmentation and quantification with CellX

Description

CellX is an open-source software package of workflow template for cell segmentation, intensity quantification, and cell tracking on a variety of microscopy images with distinguishable cell boundary.

Installation and step-by-step usage details are described in Mayer et al (2013). 

After users provide a few annotations of cell sizes and cell boundary profiles, it tries to match boundary profile pattern on cells thus provide segmentation and further tracking. It works the best on cells without extreme shapes and with a rather homogeneous boundary pattern. It may not work well on images with cells of sizes only a few pixels. Its output comprises control images for visual validation, text files for post-processing statistics, and MATLAB objects for advanced subsequent analysis.