Infinite-focus images of hard tissues generated by microscopy software were considered so extraordinary they have been featured in an art exhibition
Syncroscopy reports that its imaging system Auto-Montage has
produced images of such outstanding quality that they have been
shown as works of art.
Auto-Montage was used to capture and
analyse many partially focused digital images of
three-dimensional hard tissues such as bones and teeth.
the resulting infinite depth of focus images were considered so
extraordinary they were featured in an art exhibition entitled,
'The microscope and the skeleton: A digital photomicrography
of hard tissues' held at the Karl Leubsdorf art gallery in
Timothy Bromage, professor of anthropology at the
Analytical Microscopy and Imaging Centre in Anthropology (Amica)
and curator of this show stated: "Using Auto-Montage we are
now able to create stunning visual images of the microscopic
world of hard tissues in a way that we could not possibly do
using film-based media.
This software not only demonstrates the
important relationship between science and new trends in graphic
imaging but also represents a major advance in solving strategic
research problems in the anthropological and biomedical
sciences." Bob Town, Syncroscopy's general sales
manager, added: "Since Amica is home to one of the
USA's premier imaging laboratories within the social
sciences we are honoured to see Auto-Montage being so
successfully utilised in its research.
To have images generated
by Auto-Montage that are so exceptional as to be worthy of being
exhibited is a great testament to its capabilities and is an
excellent way of showing any microscopists working with
three-dimensional samples what incredible imaging power this
system could bring to their research."