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This comparison table is designed to highlight the main differences
between MCID Core and MCID Analysis.

 

MCID Core Logo
Single License

MCID Analysis Logo
Single User

OS Support


   
 Windows 2000, XP 32bit editions and Windows 7 PRO (32 and 64 bit editions
 
YES
 
YES

 


 

 

Acquisition




Twain Compliant Interface
YES
NO
Analog & Digital Camera Support (Mono & Color)
YES
NO
Scanner Support
YES
NO
Time Lapse Capture
YES
NO
Playback image stack
YES
NO
Set ROI, Flatfield Correction, Dark Field Correction
YES
NO


Channel Management



16 independant image channels
YES
YES
Channel linking for redirect sampling
YES
YES
Large image format handling
YES
YES
Image Stack handling for large image data sets
YES
YES


Prebuilt Study Modes



Densitometry: General, Receptor Binding, Glucose Uptake, Protein Synthesis, Regional Blood Flow
YES
YES
Counting: Grain, Cell & Object counting based on color or greyscale thresholding and size / shape criteria
YES
YES
Gel Analysis: Analyze Gel lanes & Western Blots, calibrate to distance, molecular weights. Create Gel lane profiles. Manual & Autolane tools.
YES
YES
TLC Analysis:
YES
YES
Stereology (Optional Module): Perform 2D & 3D stereology measurements including an optical fractionator wizard (*requires motorised stage)
YES
NO
Stereology: Perform 2D & 3D stereology measurements, no optical fractionator.
YES
YES
Automated Image Tiling (Optional Module): Create high resolution seamless images of multiple fields of view (XYZ) (* requires a motorised stage)
YES
NO


Image Processing & Filtering



Alignment Algorithms for correct aligment of image stacks
YES
YES
Image Fusion, combine mutliple pseudo colored mono images to create RGB color images
YES
YES
Image Focus, create single in focus images from mutliple focus image stacks
YES
YES
Create Pseudo color LUT's for monochrome images
YES
YES
Pan & Zoom images that are larger than the display screen using MCID Image MAP
YES
YES
No Neighbour and Nearest Neighbour deconvolution
YES
YES
Point Operatorations such as Image Addition, Subtraction, Arithmetic, Copy, Mask, Size & Rotate, Inversion, Flip etc
YES
YES
Image processing filters such as Target Accentuate, Detail Extractor, Smooth, Enhancement, Erosion & Dilation, Opening & Closing, Edge detection (Using Sobel, Laplacian, Prewitt etc), Deconvolution, Pruning and many more.
YES
YES
Customise Kernel size and edit image transform methods using our equation editor
YES
YES


Calibration



Density, calibrate to density standard, glucose uptake, protein synthesis & regional blood flow
YES
YES
Create standard curves and export curve data, choose best fit options for curve type
YES
YES
Gels, calibrate to molecular weights, spatial distance and OD's
YES
YES
Store all calibration data within the MCID image format
YES
YES


Image Sampling Tools



Interactive sample tools: Freehand Draw, Square, Circle, Autoscan A & B, Ribbon, Template, Full Image Scan, Polygon, Line Measurements (straight, freehand), Angle, Gel Lane Tools (Vertical, Horizontal, Freehand and Rotation Lane)
YES
YES
Pixel Data Histograms & Profiles
YES
YES
Sample color data (intensity, hue & staturation or RGB)
YES
YES
Threshold images based on Density or Color (can also be used with interactive sample tools)
YES
YES
Colocaliszation Measurements
YES
YES
Create custom labelling structure (Subject, Section, Region) for data labelling during sample session. Filter data based on these labels prior to export.
YES
YES
Send data and image to the MCID report window to produce a quick report
YES
YES
Export data to text based files such as CSV, Tab Delimeted
YES
YES
Export data to Excel or Lotus 123 formats
YES
YES
Copy and paste data directly into Windows programs such as Excel or Word.
YES
YES


Image Annotation



Add non destructive image overlays such as calibrated ruler, text markers, Calibration bars etc
YES
YES
Add color LUT's to show Density data using a custom colors scale.
YES
YES
Cut images from background and create new presentation images
YES
YES
Export annotated image to RGB TIFF for import into powerpoint or other Windows® programs
YES
YES


File Format Support



Import images in MCID (.im), BRS, TIFF, TIFF5, and TIFF stacks, Fujix Bas (.inf), MD Gel (.gel), BioRad PA (.img), Packard (.tif), MD Dataset (.ds), In Cell 3000 (.frm)
YES
YES
Export to TIFF (archive or presentation formats)
YES
YES
Create AVI movie files for cine loop animations
YES
YES



Macro programming



Automate repetitive tasks, simple drag and drop macro programming
YES
YES


Hardware Support



Analog & Digital Cameras
YES
NO
Motorised Stage Control
YES
NO
Filter Wheel Control
YES
NO


Licensing



Single Computer License
YES
YES

Theme colors

 

Skin Layout

  • Opened
  • Border
  • Boxed

Texture