For years, imaging and microscopy technologies have been undergoing a process of change. One of the main reasons is the fact that the imaging and microscopy market is primarily driven by microscopy going digital; see e.g. latest applications within live cell imaging or in 3D imaging. But there is much expected in near-term research. This includes advances in confocal microscopes, detection technologies such as green fluorescent protein tagging and quantum dots, image-analysis and deconvolution software in the field of life sciences. In the field of materials sciences and electronics, imaging and microscopy has become an essential tool for surface inspection and non-destructive testing.
As with almost every other industry, digitalization and computers have greatly increased the power of current microscope technologies. Software algorithms can control almost the entire environment such as microscope, high-end digital cameras, stages, slide loader, etc. to acquire perfect images; additional algorithms can improve the images via techniques such as 3D image reconstruction, deconvolution or analysis of time-lapse series. Images can be saved directly onto a computer, either for archiving or transmission to remote sites. This becomes extremely useful for telepathology in the medical field. In materials science, quality control or manufacturing, digital storage of images offers users extensive documentation options.
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