Software, Image Digitization System, Microscopy, Confocal Laser
Definition : Microscopy Image digitization system software designed to operate systems that process and store digital microscopy data and images obtained from a scanning laser confocal microscope and control/monitor a limited number of the system functions. This software usually interacts with devices used in the procedure, such as a light source, digital storage recorders, and monitors. It may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the data obtained from the optical path of a scanning laser confocal microscope. Scanning laser confocal microscopy digitization system software is intended to work only with one or a few models of microscopy digitization systems and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This also facilitates the processing and/or sending of data from the digitization system to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the microscopy digitization system but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Scanning laser confocal microscopy digitization system software permit the performance of a variety of computer assisted image acquisitions; including observing the structure of both normal and living cancer cells assisting in-vivo histological diagnosis (e.g., in the gastrointestinal tract) without the need for biopsy.
Entry Terms : "Confocal Laser Microscopy Image Digitization System Software"
UMDC code : 26947