Image analysis technologies can automatically identify individual cells and measure them
Quantitative Imaging: tools for extracting high quality data from images
We develop computer vision tools to maximise the quantity and quality of information that can be extracted from images. Our research spans 3D imaging, dynamic imaging and visualisation.
27 July 2011 | Updated 12 April 2013
Automating image analysis
We develop computer vision tools that, like the human eye, can recognise and discriminate between objects but are also able to make detailed, accurate measurements. And do it much better and faster than people can.
Our image analysis research supports the automation of imaging applications, while boosting throughput, reliability and
Applications of quantitative imaging
Our Quantitative Imaging team is applying a growing portfolio of image analysis technologies to problems like:
- Imaging virus entry into cells
- Profiling stem cells
- Tracing neurites in Alzheimer’s Diseased brain cells
- Detecting breast cancer
- Retinal imaging
- Bacterial dynamics
- Automated histology
- 3-D segmentation of rocks
We're excited that our neuron outgrowth model has been taken up by instrument manufacturers"
Our imaging capabilities
We use techniques including
- Image segmentation
- Unmixing of hyperspectral datasets
- Stereo/multi-view vision
- Dynamic imaging – motion analysis
- Software engineering and high performance computing
We can create stunning 3D models by fusing multiple views of objects and scenes. We apply this technique in plant phenotyping and medical imaging.
We analyse time-lapse imaging sequences to characterise and understand processes including cell migration and biofilms.
Our visualisation team is taking advantage of cloud computing by building a visualisation toolbox using the NECTAR [External Link] cloud infrastructure. Visualisation helps maximise human understanding of data. We use immersive environments and human computer interaction technologies for visualisation.
As part of CSIRO's Computational and simulation sciences initiative, we are also exploring applications of graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up image analysis tasks.
Our commercial imaging tools
We invite contact with companies, research institutions and researchers interested in working with us on a range of imaging challenges. Please use the contact details in the right sidebar to get in touch.
Our image analysis software has already been built into commercially-available instruments such as:
Image analysis projects
We also have contributed to image analysis in projects concerning:
Learn more about our work in Business and Services Analytics.
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