Digital Imaging in Optical Microscopy

Section Overview:

Digitization of a video or electronic image captured through an optical microscope results in a dramatic increase in the ability to enhance features, extract information, or modify the image. When compared to the traditional mechanism of image capture, photomicrography on film, digital imaging and post-acquisition processing enables a reversible, essentially noise-free modification of the image as an ordered matrix of integers rather than a series of analog variations in color and intensity. This section addresses a variety of current topics in image acquisition and processing for optical microscopy.

Review Articles

Digital Cameras for Optical Microscopy

Contributing Authors

Kenneth R. Spring - Scientific Consultant, Lusby, Maryland, 20657.

John C. Russ - Materials Science and Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695.

Renato Turchetta - Microelectronics Group, Instrumentation Department, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom.

Matthew Parry-Hill, John C. Long, Thomas J. Fellers, and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.