MCID Analysis Software
PROVIDING ANALYSIS SOLUTIONS FOR NEUROSCIENCE
MCID™ is a powerful imaging platform, incorporating many years of development, MCID™ is in use at hundreds of the world’s most top research laboratories.
In addition to functions for image editing, annotation, enhancement and archiving, MCID™ offers fully configured functions for fluorescence microscopy, automated image stitching, quantitative and whole-body autoradiography, gel/blot analysis, grain & cell counting and stereology. The system supports a broad variety of CCD cameras, automated microscope stages, shutters, filter wheels and other peripherals. An object orientated macro editor simplifies operation in repetitive tasks.
MCID™ is ideal for a core imaging facility. It is a simple matter to create a distributed image analysis environment in which you can analyse images at any computer. In this unified imaging environment, the software tools need only be learned once, and exchange of images and data between systems is completely transparent.
Quantitative Regional Autoradiography
Functions include precise calibration to radiolabel standards, with curve fitting, extrapolation (improves preci-sion of calibration extremes) and algorithms that make data comparable across detection technologies (e.g. film and phosphor plate). Use for regional receptor binding and functional mapping. Operational equations for cerebral glucose utilization, protein synthesis rates, and blood flow are included.
Grain, Cells and Particle Counts Analysis
This generic counting mode is applicable to cells, grains and other discrete objects. Valid targets are dis-criminated from background using intensity, color and spatial criteria. Image transformation and combina-tion functions assist in discriminating difficult targets (e.g. particulates overlapped with cells).
Whole Body Autoradiography Analysis
Accepts digital images from any phosphor imager, or film images from cameras and scanners. Automated sampling tools simplify data gathering. Excellent support for very large image files.
Acquire, annotate, archive and print using almost any gel scanner or CCD based acquisition system. Ana-lyse lanes or thin layer chromatographs. Includes linear and nonlinear calibration in two dimensions (e.g. to molecular weight and pH), corrections for gel artifacts, automated and manual lane and peak detection, and flexible baseline subtraction.
here is support for monochrome and color integrating cameras, and for ultra-low light cameras. Extensive image fusion functions (including flexible adjustment of color, intensity, and transparency of each discrete fluorochrome) combine images of different fluorochromes. Digital confocal functions deconvolve using near-est-neighbour or no-neighbor algorithms. Image-stitch fluorescence images. Use any of the MCID measure-ment functions to quantify fluorescence signal.
Intuitive Image Analysis
MCID Analysis has been designed is an image analysis software solution for offline analysis of images. MCID Analysis is ideal for of images where image capture is not required. MCID Analysis includes all the powerful analysis tools of MCID but without the hardware and capture support. MCID Analysis is an ideal solution for MPhosphor Imagers and other capture systems.