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Scan Software 1 Introduction

Summary: Scan Software
1 Introduction
Scan is a graphical user interface designed to control a confocal microscope BIORAD MRC-
600. The software can acquire simultaneously two channels, scanning an area of 0.40.3mm.
Several integrated functions allow the user to focus the microscope, grab images or sequences
of images, perform line scanning, zoom in a specific region, and apply Kalman filter to the
images. In addition, the software can control the stage position and amplifiers setup.
The software runs on the Matlab v.7 environment. The data acquisition is performed by a
12-bit NI PCI-6110 board.
The first part of the manual, Section 2 to 4, gives general information about the software.
Any general user should read these sections. The appendices give more detailed information,
for advanced user trying to modify the code or assemble a new system.
2 Requirements
This section lists and describes the software and hardware required to run Scan.
2.1 Software
MATLAB: Matlab v.7 or later with the Data Adquisition Toolbox (v.2.0 or later).
2.2 Hardware
Acquisition Board: a National Instruments data acquisition board NI PCI-6110
with its drivers.
Computer: a computer equipped with a Pentium 4 Processor 2.4GHz with 1GB RAM


Source: Alford, Simon - Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago


Collections: Biology and Medicine