Trends in Microscopy - Bridging the Worlds

Date: 12 - 14 Mar, 2018

Venue: Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

arivis booth:  #17

arivis presents the interactive Visualization and Analysis of Large Image Data via Desktop, Virtual Reality and Web

Interactive Visualization and Analysis of Large Image Data via Desktop, Web and Virtual Reality:

During the past few years, novel developments in microscopy and new methods in sample preparation and staining allow high-resolution imaging of whole organisms and organs. In addition specimens may be imaged in long-term time lapse experiments with high resolution in several channels in 3D. The data produced by these new techniques are often extremely large, and range from several hundred gigabytes to terabytes. How can such file sizes be handled for proper visualization and image analysis? Is there a robust and highly-performant scalable desktop or web-based solution for a broad variety of image analysis tasks for a large of 2D, 3D or 4D image data?

We will present strategies in arivis software how to tackle these challenges. We will show how to handle even TB-sized data sets with full interactivity in any step of image processing and how to integrate scalable analysis functions into the imaging data pipelines.

Visualization and Analysis of Large Image Data:

arivis award winning software Vision4D allows to handle image data with virtually unlimited file sizes (files of up to 6 TB have been used in the lab to prove unprecedented performance) on standard desktop PCs or notebooks, hence allowing for a hardware-independent exploration of a wide range of scientific imaging tasks.
Even for huge data arivis Vision4D ensures robust handling, visualization and exploration keeping high performance in the complete image processing workflow. This ranges from original file import, to the creation of 3D and 4D rendered volumes, visibility corrections & modification, export of screenshots & movies and quantification by measurements & image analysis.
Among various user applications, the benefit is substantial for customers applying modern tissue clearing methods, as well as light sheet microscopy, or any imaging techniques creating large 3D/4D data sets.

ImageCourtesy: Dr. Annette Feuchtinger, Helmholtz Zentrum München


Microscopy goes Virtual Reality with arivis InViewR:

arivis InViewR displays real image data in VR by utilizing patent pending direct volume rendering techniques with no need to convert data or make surface models.  The latest InViewR sets new standards for analyzing life science research images by enabling efficient, accurate, and interactive proofreading, proof-editing, and de-novo segmentation of multi-dimensional images from virtually any source instrument.
Freed from being tied to a mouse like on a desktop computer and with depth perception equivalent to the real word, a person’s hands are unencumbered to simply reach into the data to precisely and intuitively mark, measure, classify, edit, and segment.  
A cumbersome and frustrating process that on a desktop involves, multiple turns of the dataset, changing tools multiple times, guessing at which object is being selected, and iteratively positioning from different angles is reduced to simply reaching out and pulling a trigger or pushing a button.

With natural movements of the head and body a user can move freely to inspect and interact with an image from any angle and position without limitation.  These new insights, many impossible to perceive on a desktop system, can be used to evaluate existing hypotheses, create new ones, and generate appropriate data analysis strategies.
Segmentation tasks which ware usually enormously time consuming are easily and quickly done using arivis InViewR. Users are able to take images 80% segmented with automatic algorithms to 100% completion by using sculpting tools to add to, remove from, delete and join segments. Manual segmentation tasks that on a desktop took researchers weeks or months are completed in hours or days with increased accuracy using semi-automatic, point and shoot, and manual painting tools.
Demonstrations of this software will be available at arivis Booth 17


arivis Vision4D

The most advanced 3D/4D imaging software dedicated for working with multi-channel 2D, 3D and 4D images of almost unli... » more

arivis InViewR

The next generation Virtual Reality software for imaging in Life- & Medical Sciences. Since its first display at Neur... » more

arivis WebView

Web-based server solution for visualizing multi-gigabyte 2D and 3D image data via the Internet. » more

Aims of TIM 2018

Modern microscopy techniques are essential tools of growing impact in the modern life sciences. The rapidly evolving field of emerging techniques and new applications challenges researchers to keep pace. The focus of the TIM 2018 will be put on the combination of imaging techniques, as well as on the combination of imaging with techniques from other fields, like mass spectrometry to gain more insight into cellular processes like:

  • Optogenetics
  • Tissue Architecture
  • Functional Imaging
  • Image Analysis

Who should attend?

The meeting series "Trends in Microscopy" constitutes an effective meeting point for developers, users and suppliers playing an important role in disseminating information about new technical developments and applications, and provides a company exhibition area.


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Monday, 2018, March 12 to Wednesday, 2018, March 14