Computer‐assisted morphometry using video‐mixed microscopic images and computer graphics

Academic Article


  • A microcomputer system has been developed for collection and analysis of morphometric data from video images of histological sections. Microscopic fields of view are visualized on a video monitor and are overlaid with computer‐generated graphics by means of a video mixer. Planimetric data are entered by drawing on a digitizing tablet while observing the drawn image superimposed on the tissue. Programs are available to calculate various geometric parameters, count objects in a field, perform descriptive statistics, and measure volume and surface area of a solid from a series of cross sections. A program for point‐counting stereology presents single points for scoring within a user‐defined reference area. The potential applications of interactive graphics in morphometry are discussed. Copyright © 1986 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.
  • Published In

  • Anatomical Record  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Curcio CA; Sloan KR
  • Start Page

  • 329
  • End Page

  • 337
  • Volume

  • 214
  • Issue

  • 3