Microscopy and Imaging Literature

This webpage provides a basic set of references to literature for both microscopy and image analysis. This list is by no means complete, nor does it intend to be.


Advanced Light Microscopy vol. 1
Principles and Basic Properties
Maksymilian Pluta
Elsevier, 1988
International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 0 444 98940 4 (Vol. 1, 2 and 3)

Advanced Light Microscopy vol. 2
Specialised Methods
Maksymilian Pluta
Elsevier, 1989
ISBN 0 444 98940 4 (Vol. 1, 2 and 3)

A Textbook of Histology
William Bloom, M.D., Don W. Fawcett, M.D.
W. B. Saunders Company, 1975
ISBN 0 7216 1757 3

Contrast Techniques in Light Microscopy
S. Bradbury, P.J. Evenett
BIOS Scientific Publishers, 1996
ISBN 1 85996 085 5

Fixation in Histochemistry
P.J. Stoward
Chapman and Hall,
London, 1973
ISBN 412 12050 X

Fixation for electron Microscopy
M.A. Hayat
NY, NY, 1981
ISBN 0 12 333920 0

Fluorescent and Luminescent Probes for Biological Activity, A Practical Guide to Technology for Quantitative Real-Time Analysis.
W.T. Mason
Academic Press, 1999
ISBN 0 12 447836 0

Fluorescent Probes in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Jan Slavik, Ph.D.
CRC Press, Inc., 1994
ISBN 0 8493 6892 8

Handbook of Fluorescent Probes and Research Chemicals
Richard P. Haugland
Molecular Probes, 1996
ISBN 0 9652240 0 7

Histology, A Color Atlas of Cytology, Histology and Microscopic Anatomy
Frithjof Hammersen, M.D.
Urban and Schwarzberg, 1980
ISBN 0 8067 1742 4

Introduction to Light Microscopy
S. Bradbury, B. Bracegirdle
BIOS Scientific Publishers, 1998
ISBN 1 859961 21 5

Methods in Cell Biology, Volume 56, Video Microscopy
Greenfield Sluder, David E. Wolf
Academic Press, 1998
ISBN 0 12 564158 3

Optimizing Light Microscopy for Biological and Clinical Laboratories
Barbara Foster
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, 1997
ISBN 0 7872 3538 5

Principles of Optics
Max Born, Emil Wolf
Cambridge University Press, 1998
ISBN 0 521 63921 2 paperback

The Microtomist's Formulary and Guide
Peter Gray
Krieger Publishing Company
ISBN 0 88275 247 2

Video Microscopy
Shinya Inoue
Plenum Press, 1986
ISBN 0 306 42120 8

Image Processing and Analysis


Color and Geometrical Structure in Images, Applications in Microscopy
Jan-Mark Geusebroek
ISBN 90 5776 057 6

Color Science: Concepts and Methods, Quantitative Data and Formulae
Guenter Wyszecki, W.S. Stiles
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1982
ISBN 0 471 02106 7

Computer-Assisted Microscopy, The Measurement and Analysis of Images
John C. Russ
Plenum Press, 1990
ISBN 0 306 43410 5

Digital Image Processing
Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1992
ISBN 0 201 50803 6

Digital Image Processing
William K. Pratt
John Wiley and Sons, 1978
ISBN 0 471 01888 0

Eye, Brain and Vision
David H. Hubel
Scientific American Library, 1995
ISBN 0 7167 6009 6 (paperback)

Fundamentals of Image Processing
Ian T. Young, Jan J. Gerbrands, Lucas J. Van Vliet
Delft University of Technology, 1995
ISBN 90 75691 01 7

Geometry-Driven Diffusion in Computer Vision
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny (Ed.)
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994
ISBN 0 7293 3087 0

Image Analysis and Mathematical Morphology
Jean Serra
Academic Press, 1982
ISBN 0 12 637242 3

Image Analysis and Mathematical Morphology, Volume 2: Theoretical Advances
Jean Serra
Academic Press, 1988
ISBN 0 12 637241 1

Chapter 6: Nanovid microscopy: imaging and quantification of colloidal gold labels in living cells.
De Brabander, M., Geerts, H., Nuyens, R., Nuydens, R., Cornelissen, F.
in: Electronic Light Microscopy: techniques in modern biomedical microscopy, ed. D. Shotton, Wiley-Liss inc, New York, USA, p.141-155, 1993.

The Image Processing Handbook
John C. Russ
CRC Press, Inc., 1995
ISBN 0 8493 2516 1

Articles in Journals about Image Processing and Analysis

Cornelissen, F., Wouters, L., Ver Donck, L., Verellen, G., Geerts, H.
Automatic quantification of the effect of cardioprotective drugs in isolated myocytes.
Bioimaging 1, 197-206 (1993).

De Mey, J., Moeremans, M., Geuens, G., Nuydens, R., De Brabander, M.
High resolution light and electron microscopic localization of tubulin with the IGS (immuno-gold staining) method.
Cell Biol. Int. Rep. 5, 889-899 (1981).

De Brabander, M., Geerts, H., Nuydens, R., Geuens, S., Moeremans, M., De Mey, J. R.
Detection and use of gold probes with video-enhanced contrast light microscopy.
In: Immuno-Gold Labeling in Cell Biology (Verklej, A. J., Leunissen, J. L. M., eds. pp. 217-222
CRC Press Inc., Boca Raton 1989.

de Brabander, M. Nuydens, R. Ishihara, A. Holifield, B. Jacobson, K. and Geerts, H.
Lateral diffusion and retrograde movements of individual cell surface components on single motile cells observed with Nanovid microscopy.
J. Cell Biol., 112, 111-124 (1991).

Geerts, H., Nuydens, R., Nuyens, R., Cornelissen, F.
Quantification of fast axonal transport by video microscopy.
Methods in Neurosciences 10, p.297-314, 1992.

Langanger, G, De Mey, J, Moeremans, M, Daneels, G, De Brabander, M, and Small, J
Ultrastructural localization of a-actinin and filamin in cultured cells with the immunogold staining (IGS) method.
J Cell Biol. 99:1324, 1984

Geusebroek J.M., Cornelissen F., Smeulders A. W. M., and Geerts H.,
Robust autofocusing in microscopy.
Cytometry, 39(1):1-9, 2000.

Koenderink J.J.,
The structure of images,
Biol. Cybern. 1984; 50, pp. 363-370.

Dorst L. and Smeulders A. W. M.,
Length estimators for digitized contours,
Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, 1987, vol. 40, pp. 311-333.

Smeulders A. W.M. and Dorst L.,
Measurement issues in morphometry
Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology, 1985, vol. 7, pp. 242-249

Van Balen R., Koelma D., Ten Kate T. K., Mosterd B., and Smeulders A. W. M.,
Scil Image: a multi-layered environment for use and development of image processing software.
In H. I. Christensen and J. L. Crowley, editors,
Experimental environments for computer vision and image processing,
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 1994. pp. 107-126.

Young Ian T. ,
Not just pretty pictures: Digital quantitative microscopy,
Proc. Royal Microscopical Society, 1996, 31(4), pp. 311-313.

Young Ian T. ,
Quantitative Microscopy,
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1996, 15(1), pp. 59-66.

Young Ian T. ,
Sampling density and quantitative microscopy
Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology, vol. 10, 1988, pp. 269-275

Other interesting references

Signal Processing

The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing
Steven W. Smith, Ph.D.
California Technical Publishing, 1997
ISBN 0 9660176 3 3


Numerical Recipes in C, The Art of Scientific Computing
William H. Press, Brian P. Flannery, Saul A. Teukolsky, William T. Vetterling
Cambridge University Press, 1988
ISBN 0 521 35465 X

The C Programming Language
Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Prentice Hall, Inc., 1988
ISBN 0 13 110362 8 paperback



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