Computer visualization of three-dimensional image data using IMOD

J Struct Biol. 1996 Jan-Feb;116(1):71-6. doi: 10.1006/jsbi.1996.0013.


We have developed a computer software package, IMOD, as a tool for analyzing and viewing three-dimensional biological image data. IMOD is useful for studying and modeling data from tomographic, serial section, and optical section reconstructions. The software allows image data to be visualized by several different methods. Models of the image data can be visualized by volume or contour surface rendering and can yield quantitative information.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computer Graphics*
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Golgi Apparatus / ultrastructure
  • Insecta
  • Microscopy
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Models, Structural*
  • Muscles / ultrastructure
  • Software*