Higher resolution confocal images can be generated with a single click operation. The software assesses the captured image and automatically determines processing parameters to achieve enhanced resolution without sacrificing high imaging operability.
In addition, the resolution of previously captured confocal images can be improved using the pre-processing technology.
Image resolution is defined as the smallest distance between 2 points that can be resolved. The theoretical limit of resolution for a conventional optical microscope is approx. 200nm. Confocal microscopes potentially possess the capability of acquiring higher resolution images, but this has not been effectively achieved. With newly developed image processing technology, image resolution can be increased beyond that of a conventional confocal image (resolution can be improved 1.5 times (XY), 1.7 times (Z)).
Apical surfaces of auditory epithelia of mouse cochleae were stained by Atto-565-phalloidin at postnatal day 2.
Photographed with the cooperation of: Dr. Hideru Togashi, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine.
Zebrafish lens at 5 dpf. Nuclei (green) and actin filaments (red) are visualized with Cytox-green and Rhadamine-conjugated phalloidin, respectively. High magnification images indicate lens fiber cells, which become flat and multi-stacked each other.
Photographed with the cooperation of: Drs. Toshiaki Mochizuki and Ichiro Masai, Developmental Neurobiology Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
NIS-Elements C-ER is compatible with A1+/A1R+ confocal microscopes. An upgrade plan is available for current NIS-Elements C users.