? Counting Cells using a desktop scanner ?

Dennis Templeton djt2 at po.cwru.edu
Tue Jun 4 07:30:10 EST 1996

In article <4okn15$95n at sparcserver.lrz-muenchen.de>,
diabetes at lrz.uni-muenchen.de (Wolfgang Schechinger) wrote:

> Did anyone ever try to count cells in a dish using a desktop scanner?
> My idea was staining the cells (e.g. smooth muscle cells) with a high
> contrast stain, then taking a microphotograph and scanning in the
> picture. Cells the could be counted with an appropriate software. Any
> experience / ideas?
> Please mail your answeres, too.

A plug in for NIH IMage does pretty much that. IMage is at

I have used image, but not that plug-in, so you'll have to work out the
details for yourself.


Dennis Templeton
Institute of Pathology
CWRU School of Medicine
djt2 at po.cwru.edu

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