With this module, parameters describing the specimen can be determined interactively (e.g. size). A measurement program wizard allows users to exactly determine which measurements should be taken. Afterwards, all parameters are then executed in the specified order. As a result, geometric and densitometric parameters are presented in a straightforward measurement list and can be stored with the image in the archive. You can retrieve this information later at any time. In addition, all requested measurement values can be exported (e.g. into Microsoft® Excel).
Measure samples are directly depicted on the monitor without the need to acquire images. With this module you can analyze structures interactively and directly in online images, which means that visual inspections can now be carried out quickly and conveniently on screen. All the measurement tools that you employ for your acquired images can also be used here. You select the desired parameters from a choice of up to 90 options.
If you need to create automatic measuring routines yourself: with the AutoMeasure module you can rapidly obtain precise results without any complicated programming. With the help of a measurement wizard, AutoMeasure enables you to carry out complicated measurements within a few minutes. Simply define the programs that you need and you can measure an unlimited number of images while completely controlling the measuring process. You can determine which steps to be conducted. Even automated processes can be interrupted at any time and all parameters can be individually adjusted with the function dialog.
Capturing the entire structure of the image automatically now possible in a single measurement step with this module. The result: fast, precise and reproducible quantitative analyses. Further advantages are: the direct access to all functions via the menu and the option to combine with the automatic processing module Commander. It enables you to merge the results of repetitive work steps in a single command ideal for the automatic processing and reproduction of standard lab assignments.
AutoMeasure Plus – Segmentation
This function offers threshold operators for monochrome and color images that are necessary to identify your objects. The objects can also be identified with a mouse click using “Region Growing”. These two methods are supplemented by complex methods for segmentation, including dynamic and automatically generated threshold values as well as edge detection. The result is a binary image in which all specimen pixels are white and all background pixels black.
AutoMeasure Plus – Binary image processing
Functions for linking, masking, and filling holes ensure that the binary image is optimally prepared for measurement. Artifacts are removed and contours smoothed.
AutoMeasure Plus – Automatic measurement
This function makes it possible to determine morphometric measurement parameters from the contour of the specimen. The binary image is used as a mask to calculate geometric and densitometric parameters from the original image. The results can be imported into Microsoft® Excel ideal for generating statistical information about specimen details.
The TIC module (TIC Total Interference Contrast only in combination with the TIC slider from Carl Zeiss) allows the precise, contactfree and therefore extremely simple determination of the optical height and thickness of object structures over a range from just a few nanometers to several micrometers. The advantage of the TIC interferometric method lies in the combination of short measurement and analysis times with a high degree of accuracy. The use of circularly polarized light makes the orientation of the structures on the sample irrelevant and eliminates the need for stage rotation. It is even possible to analyze samples with large surface areas.