Voxx: a PC-based, near real-time volume rendering system for biological microscopy

Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2002 Jan;282(1):C213-8. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.2002.282.1.C213.


Confocal and two-photon fluorescence microscopy have advanced the exploration of complex, three-dimensional biological structures at submicron resolution. We have developed a voxel-based three-dimensional (3-D) imaging program (Voxx) capable of near real-time rendering that runs on inexpensive personal computers. This low-cost interactive 3-D imaging system provides a powerful tool for analyzing complex structures in cells and tissues and encourages a more thorough exploration of complex biological image data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Line
  • Computer Systems
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
  • Kidney / cytology
  • Mice
  • Microscopy, Confocal / instrumentation*
  • Myocardium / cytology
  • Rats
  • Software
  • Swine