Neuron imaging with Neurolucida--a PC-based system for image combining microscopy

Comput Med Imaging Graph. 1990 Sep-Oct;14(5):307-17. doi: 10.1016/0895-6111(90)90105-k.


Neurolucida is a new software package for performing 3-D neuron mapping and tracing to 0.5 micron precision through the oculars of a microscope. It incorporates computer controlled stage movement in three dimensions. Sections are limited in size only by the stage dimensions. An on-line, direct view image editor is provided as are dynamic image rotations in color and morphometric analyses. Neurolucida is written in 'C' and runs on PC ATs, XTs, and PS/2s using DOS and VGA, EGA, or NTSC graphics. Neurolucida has a video mode compatible with frame grabbers, thereby permitting its application to video microscopy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics
  • Data Display
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Microcomputers
  • Microscopy
  • Neurons / cytology*
  • Software Design
  • Software*
  • Video Recording / instrumentation