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Image Digitization Systems, Microscopy

Definition : Systems that convert an input image taken from a microscope into a digital signal that is then converted into digital images (e.g., still pictures, video) for display on a monitor or on other computerized imaging systems. These systems typically include a charge-coupled device or video camera that is inserted in the optical path of the microscope, an analog-to-digital converter, a digital memory, a digital storage device (e.g., optical disk), and a controlling computer. Microscopy image digitization systems are used to perform a variety of computer-assisted image acquisition, processing, and display functions, both from clinical laboratory and surgical microscopes. Dedicated systems are also available for use with scanning laser confocal microscopes.

Entry Terms : "Microscopy Image Digitization Systems"

UMDC code : 20970

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