Imaris XT | Andor


ImarisXT is a multi-functional two-way interface from Imaris to classic programming languages, Matlab and other imaging software programs. It allows rapid development and integration of custom algorithms that are specific and tailored to scientific applications where generic image processing would fail.

  • Answers your most challenging questions with targeted tools
  • Develop custom algorithms for image processing and segmentation
  • Seamlessly integrate new modules with customizable user interface
  • Exchange data with Matlab, Java, C++, C#, and Visual Basic



Revolutionizing Microscope Imaging and Analysis

Cutting edge research in biology, chemistry, or medicine requires advanced technology and in-depth understanding of specific processes. Model-based data analysis lies at the heart of today’s challenging research problems. Modern imaging products must be able to incorporate problem-specific know-how to automatically extract complex or subtle morphological or dynamic information.

Using Java technology it is possible to exchange image data (e.g voxel intensities) and derived image data (e.g. spot coordinates) from Imaris with another application. ImarisXT also offers a Plug-In for ImageJ and many useful XTensions (open source samples written in Matlab).

With ImarisXT you can easily integrate your own algorithms for image processing, segmentation, classification, and reporting into Imaris by creating custom XTensions or Imaris can be turned into a dedicated visualization and interaction engine within a researchers host application. ImarisXT offers the most flexible solution for your cutting edge biological research.

Customize your analyses with ImarisXT now available on Windows and Mac OS systems.

The features of ImarisXT have been designed to facilitate the co-operation between biologists and computer scientists by providing each party with a specialized interface. Computer scientists will be able to work on the development platform of their choice, while the biologist will continue to work in Imaris. Biological labs will be able to cooperate with in-house computer scientists to develop task-oriented analysis modules. This ensures maximal efficiency and enables co-operation time to be utilized to discuss the specific aims and tasks of a joint project rather than the interface.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Java Interface ImarisXT provides a Java interface to exchange image data and derived image data from with another application.
Programming Languages Programming languages like Matlab®, Java®, C#, C++, and VisualBasic® support easy integration of Java interface and can be used with ImarisXT
Application Programs ncreasingly popular and widespread, Java technology allows well-defined communication between different application programs.
COM Interface marisXT's COM interface can still be used to exchange image data and derived image data from Imaris with another application, however it will not be further developed. Old, COM-based XTensions will continue to work but should you want to benefit from new ImarisXT functions, code migration to Java is required.
ImageJ Plug-In Use readily available functions in the ImageJ software with the advanced visualization features of Imaris via an ImageJ plug-in that uses the ImarisXT interface
Image Data Exchange Image data like voxel intensities, voxel size, channel description (name, color), time calibration, and image metadata can be exchanged between ImarisXT and external applications
Derived Image Data Exchange Derived Image data like spot coordinates and diameters, surface objects (triangle coordinates), tracks (connections of spots and surfaces), filament graphs (coordinates, diameters), and new statistical values can be exchanged between ImarisXT and external applications
Image Processing Menu ImarisXT offers custom written image-processing, which can be inserted into the image-processing menu of.
Surpass Tool Bar Algorithms that create custom objects can be inserted as a custom surpass tool bar button.
Surpass Tool Tab For algorithms that are directly related to or require existing Surpass components (spots, surfaces, filaments) the algorithm can be inserted in the “tools” tab of that component.
Program XTensions offer you the flexibility to answer challenging imaging questions with targeted and customizable tools while still working in the familiar Imaris environment.
Pre-Existing Library ImarisXT users receive free access to pre-existing library of XTensions for commonly used data specific applications. These XTensions can be immediately used or can be used as a basis for custom code.
Exchange XTensions can be exchanged peer-to-peer or can be made publicly available in Biplane's XTension library
Xtension Lists Lists are available for all Xtensions for MATLAB and ImageJ.
Fiji/ImageJ is integrated into Imaris and can be executed from within the application.
Use your current Fiji/ImageJ routines while working within the Imaris structur
Enhance and extend the functions of Imaris with Fiji/ImageJ plug-ins
Use familiar ImageJ interface while doing analyses in Imaris
Customize the Fiji/ImageJ menu by integrating new plug-ins into Imaris - grow and and expand your analytical capabilities
The list of available plug-ins is organized into familiar ImageJ menu structure. Each plug-in collection is displayed as a sub-menu on this list.


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