MSRC Registration Toolbox


This python toolbox performs registration between 2-D microscopy images from the same tissue section or serial sections in several ways to achieve imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) experimental goals.

This code supports the following works and enables others to perform the workflows outlined in the following works, please cite them if you use this toolbox:

  • Advanced Registration and Analysis of MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry Measurements through Autofluorescence Microscopy10.1021/acs.analchem.8b02884

  • Next Generation Histology-directed Imaging Mass Spectrometry Driven by Autofluorescence Microscopy10.1021/acs.analchem.8b02885

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ImageJ/FIJI plugin generating contour lines with equal spacing on top of an image (using overlay).



The Binary Pattern Dictionary Learning (BPDL) package is suitable for image analysis on a set/sequence of images to determine an atlas of a compact region. In particular, the application can be maping gene activation accross many samples, brain activations in a time domain, etc.


BIRL: Benchmark on Image Registration methods with Landmark validation


The project introduces a cross-platform framework for comparison of image registration methods with landmark validation (registration precision is measured by user landmarks). The project contains a set of sample images with related landmark annotations and experimental evaluation of state-of-the-art image registration methods.

Some key features of the framework:

  • automatic execution of image registration of a sequence of image pairs
  • integrated evaluation of registration performances using Target Registration Error (TRE)
  • integrated visualization of performed registration
  • running several image registration experiment in parallel
  • resuming unfinished sequence of registration benchmark
  • handling around dataset and creating own experiments
  • rerun evaluation and visualisation for finished experiments
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Collection of several basic standard image segmentation methods focusing on medical imaging. In particular, the key block/applications are (un)supervised image segmentation using superpixels, object centre detection and region growing with a shape prior. Besides the open-source code, there is also a few sample images.


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Image correction software for chromatic shifts in fluorescence microscopy




Daybook 2 is the analysis software linked to argoligth slides. It tests the performance of microscopes on various levels: illumination homogeneity, field distortion, lateral resolving power, stage drift, chromatic aberrations, intensity response... It works with various file formats but requires the use of an argolight test slide. 



Assess the performance of the lasers, the objective lenses and other key components required for optimum confocal operation.

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MIPs for PSFs


The macro generates orthogonal projections from bead images along the lateral and axial dimensions which are displayed using a customized look-up-table to color code intensities. A Gaussian curve is fit to the intensity profile of a fluorescent bead image and full-with-at-half-maximum (FWHM) values are extracted, and listed next to theoretical values for comparison. 



This plugin allows measuring relevant parameters which helps testing, following and comparing microscopes performances. This is achieved by extracting four indicators out of standardized images, acquired from standardized samples: the estimation of the detector sensitivity, the evaluation of the field illumination homogeneity, the system resolution, and finally the characterization of its spectral registration.