neuron tracing

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Neurolucida is a powerful tool for creating and analyzing realistic, meaningful, and quantifiable neuron reconstructions from microscope images. Perform detailed morphometric analysis of neurons, such as quantifying 1) the number of dendrites, axons, nodes, synapses, and spines, 2) the length, width, and volume of dendrites and axons, 3) the area and volume of the soma, and 4) the complexity and extension of neurons.
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neuTube [1] is open source software for reconstructing neurons from fluorescence microscope images. It has a nice interactive system. It has 3D viewer, which can be clicked in 3D and perform neuron tracing semi-automatically. It can automatic recognize branching points as junctions. Traced neurons can be exported to swc format, which could be imported by various software packages.

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Vaa3D [1, 2, 3] is a handy, fast, and versatile 3D/4D/5D Image Visualization & Analysis System for Bioimages & Surface Objects. It also provides many unique functions ... It is also Open Source, supports a very simple and powerful plugin interface and thus can be extended & enhanced easily...

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Imaris is a software for data visualization, analysis, segmentation and interpretation of 3D and 4D microscopy images. It performs interactive volume rendering that lets users freely navigate even very large datasets (hundreds of GB). It performs both manual and automated detection and tracking of biological “objects” such as cells, nuclei, vesicles, neurons, and many more. ImarisSpots for example is a tool to detect “spherical objects” and track them in time series. Besides the automated detection it gives the user the ability to manually delete and place new spots in 3D space.

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