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Electronic and Computer Image Enhancement in Light Microscopy

  1. Richard A Cardullo

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002990

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How to Cite

Cardullo, R. A. 2001. Electronic and Computer Image Enhancement in Light Microscopy. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The University of California, Riverside, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

Image processing techniques allow low contrast microscopic specimens to be observed and quantified. These routines can be applied to all types of light microscopes and are used to reduce noise and extract features of interest.

Keywords:

  • image processing;
  • contrast enhancement;
  • digital filtering;
  • edge detection;
  • feature extraction