A range of modern microscopes is available for routine research use. Each is fitted with a high quality digital camera for image acquisition.
- Olympus BX50 Fluorescence (upright microscope)
- Olympus AX70 Fluorescence (upright microscope)
- Olympus IX71 Fluorescence & Contrast (inverted microscope)
- Olympus BX50 Brightfield (upright microscope with colour camera)
SZX10 Stereo Microscope / Macroscope (dissecting scope with reflected light illumination)
Image Viewing, Processing and Analysis of Fluorescence Images
Images acquired using the Fluorescence and Brightfield microscopes within Flinders Microscopy will usually be in .tif fomat (TIFF files). This is the recommended format for microscopy images. TIFF files can be opened via picture viewing software on your own computer.
ImageJ and Cell Profiler are two freely downloadable software that can be used to carry out a wide range of image processing and analysis functions.
Adobe Photoshop can be used to ‘false colour' images, merge images and adjust brightness and contrast with a high degree of precision.
Various types of image sampling methods and statistical analyses are available on request. Please visit Flinders Microscopy Biomedical Section for more information.