Automatically Align Serial Sections and Visualize an Entire 3D Organ
Use TissueMaker to assist with cell mapping, cytoarchitectonics, and other measures that require visualizing neuronal circuitry to create a comprehensive anatomical reference. TissueMaker can generate a true 3D reconstruction of the entire organ so that you can easily view cells, structures and lesions. With just a glance, you can locate cells expressing a particular gene or visualize axonal projections of specific neurons with full anatomical context.
Go From This
On the left are a series of serial sections of lung. On the right is the 3D reconstruction from those whole slide images created by TissueMaker. After the 3D reconstruction, the full organ can be viewed in 3D. Images courtesy of the Thomas Taylor-Clark Lab at the University of Southern Florida.
TissueMaker Automatically Aligns and Reconstructs Serial Sections
TissueMaker automatically generates full resolution 3D reconstructions from serial sections imaged with whole slide scanners and research microscopes. Load the images into TissueMaker and then direct your attention to other projects while TissueMaker automatically detects the individual sections on each slide, and then aligns the sections to create the full 3D organ reconstruction. Image features found in multiple serial sections are automatically aligned thanks to innovative computational algorithms.
It's fast. And it's smart. If you mounted a section upside down, TissueMaker automatically corrects it during the alignment process. If additional adjustments need to be made to the automatic alignment, researchers can easily edit the 3D reconstruction.
With TissueMaker, generating 3D reconstructions of entire organs has never been easier. Scientists around the world trust TissueMaker because it is fast, accurate, and automatic. Watch the video to check it out for yourself!
Quantify Your Data
Use the 3D anatomical reference created with TissueMaker to make measurements within the entire organ something that was not possible using the serial sections directly. Analyze the size and shape of neuronal structures within the 3D reconstruction using Neurolucida 360. Or assess cell distribution within a lesion using stereology with Stereo Investigator.
View, Store and Share Your Whole-Slide Images and 3D Reconstructions
Reconstructions created with TissueMaker can be stored, viewed, and shared with Biolucida - our platform for organizing and sharing big image data. Never run out of storage space, or spend hours searching for an image again. And instead of publishing a 2D image of your 3D reconstruction, you can share the actual 3D reconstruction and allow others to dynamically visualize it using our free Biolucida 3D image viewer.
Try it Out!
We offer a free trial copy of TissueMaker. During your trial, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to us about your hardware, software, or experimental design questions with our team of Ph.D. neuroscientists and experts in microscopy, neuron tracing, and image processing.
Real-Time Interactive 3D Visualization
As you work with increasingly bigger and more complex image data, high performance 3D visualization has become indispensable to effective data interpretation
Our software includes a highly versatile 3D visualization environment suitable to most microscopy images with state-of-the-art functionalities to support your analysis and publication needs.
- Visualize large, complex 3D images (including multichannel images) and reconstructions
- 2D and 3D image data from two-photon, confocal, brightfield or light sheet microscopy
- 3D volume, image slicing, and simultaneous views
- Multiple projections: XY, YZ, XZ, alpha, minimum, and maximum
- Transparency, rendering (wireframe, centerline, surface, texture) and other display options for image and traces that can be adjusted on the fly
- Create dynamic movies
- Export options including exporting 3D graphics to third-party applications
- Loads complex surfaces in seconds
- Works with the most advanced “gaming class” graphics cards to deliver high performance at an affordable price
- Supports almost all file formats
When you call us you will speak with a person - not an automated system. Talk to us about your hardware, software, or experimental design questions. Our team includes Ph.D. neuroscientists and experts in microscopy, stereology, neuron tracing, and image processing; ready to help you over the phone or online.