Digital image processing is an integral part of microscopy and is increasingly important to the fields of medicine and scientific research. This book provides a unique one-stop reference on the theory, techniques and applications of this technology.
Written by leading experts in the field, the book presents a unique practical perspective of state-of-the-art microscope image processing and the development of specialized algorithms. It contains in-depth analysis of methods coupled with the results of specific real-world experiments, covering topics from image digitization and display, through object measurement and classification, to autofocusing and structured illumination.
* Detailed descriptions of many leading-edge methods and algorithms
* Each chapter provides in-depth analysis of the method and experimental results from real-life examples
* Emphasis upon computational and algorithmic aspects of microscope image processing
* Advanced material on geometric, morphological and wavelet image processing; fluorescence, three-dimensional and time-lapse microscopy; microscope image enhancement; MultiSpectral imaging and image data management.
This book will be of interest to all scientists, engineers, clinicians, post-graduate fellows and graduate students working in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, pharmacology and related fields, who use microscopes in their work and would like to understand the methodologies and capabilities of the latest digital image processing techniques.