Abstract

In this work, for the first time, the quality of restoration in wide-field microscopy images after deconvolution was analyzed as a function of different Point Spread Functions using one deconvolution method, on a specimen of known size and on a biological specimen. The empirical Point Spread Function determination can significantly depend on the numerical aperture, refractive index of the embedding medium, refractive index of the immersion oil and cover slip thickness. The influence of all of these factors is shown in the same article and using the same microscope. We have found that the best deconvolution results are obtained when the empirical PSF utilized is obtained under the same conditions as the specimen. We also demonstrated that it is very important to quantitatively check the process' outcome using several quality indicators: Full-Width at Half-Maximum, Contrast-to-Noise Ratio, Signal-to-Noise Ratio and a Tenengrad-based function. We detected a significant improvement when using an indicator to measure the focus of the whole stack. Therefore, to qualitatively determinate the best deconvolved image between different conditions, one approach that we are pursuing is to use Tenengrad-based function indicators in images obtained using a wide-field microscope.

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M. Kozubek, "Theoretical versus experimental resolution in optical microscopy," Microsc. Res. Tech. 2, 157-166 (2001).

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J. C. McNally, T. Karpova, J. Cooper, and J. A. Conchello, "Three-dimensional imaging by deconvolution microscopy," Methods 19, 373-385 (1999).
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J. Adur and J. Schlegel, "Design, development and construction of an advance micrometric system for microscopes," Bioengineering Degree Thesis, Faculty of Engineering- Bioengineering, Entre Ríos National University, Argentina (1997).

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K. R. Castleman, Digital Image Processing (Prentice Hall, New Jersey, USA, 1996), Chapter 9.

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[CrossRef]

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K. L. Gosner, "A simplified table for stanging anuran embryos and larval with noter on identification," Herpetologica 16, 183-190 (1960).

A. Microscópia (1)

N. B. Vicente, J. E. Diaz-Zamboni, J. F. Adur, M. F. Izaguirre, C. D. Galetto, and V. H. Casco, "Development of a semiautomatic algorithm for deconvolution and quantification of three-dimensional microscopy images," A. Microscópia 19, 328-336 (2010).

Adv. Biochem. Eng. Biotechnol. (1)

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Annu. Rev. Biophys. Bioeng. (1)

D. Agard, "Optical sectioning microscopy: cellular architecture in three dimensions," Annu. Rev. Biophys. Bioeng. 13, 191-219 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Biotechniques (1)

M. Abramowitz, K. R. Spring, H. E. Keller, and M. W. Davidson, "Basic principles of microscope objectives," Biotechniques 33, 772-781 (2002).

Cell. Commun. Adhes. (1)

M. F. Izaguirre, D. Larrea, J. F. Adur, J. E. Diaz-Zamboni, N. B. Vicente, C. D. Galetto, and V. H. Casco, "E-cadherin role in epithelial architecture maintenance," Cell. Commun. Adhes. 2, 1-12 (2010).

Herpetologica (1)

K. L. Gosner, "A simplified table for stanging anuran embryos and larval with noter on identification," Herpetologica 16, 183-190 (1960).

IEEE Sig. Proc. Mag. (1)

P. Sarder and A. Nehorai, "Deconvolution methods for 3D fluorescence microscopy images," IEEE Sig. Proc. Mag. 23, 32-45 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Cell. Biol. (1)

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J. Elect. Engineering (1)

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J. Microsc. (3)

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[CrossRef]

A. Marian, F. Charriere, T. Colomb, F. Montfort, J. Kuhn, P. Marquet, and C. Depeursinge, "On the complex threedimensional amplitude point spread function of lenses and microscope objectives: theoretical aspects, simulations and measurements by digital holography," J. Microsc. 225, 156-169 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Multimedia (1)

Y. Yao, B. R. Abidi, and M. A. Abidi, "Extreme zoom surveillance: system design and image restoration," J. Multimedia 2, 20-31 (2007).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Korea (2)

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea (1)

B. Lee, N. Shin, K. Jeong, M. J. Park, B. G. Kim, J. H. Yoo, D. G. Kim, K. H. Yun, K. Lee, K. H. Kim, D. K. Kim, and S. H. Park, "Nondestructive optical measurement of refractive-index profile of graded-index lenses," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 468-471 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Methods (1)

J. C. McNally, T. Karpova, J. Cooper, and J. A. Conchello, "Three-dimensional imaging by deconvolution microscopy," Methods 19, 373-385 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Microsc. Res. Tech. (1)

M. Kozubek, "Theoretical versus experimental resolution in optical microscopy," Microsc. Res. Tech. 2, 157-166 (2001).

Nat. Methods (1)

J. A. Conchello and J. W. Lichtman, "Optical sectioning microscopy," Nat. Methods 12, 920-931 (2005).

Pattern Recog. Lett. (1)

H. Wei and J. Zhongliang, "Evaluation of focus measures in multi-focus image fusion," Pattern Recog. Lett. 28, 493-500 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

C. Preza and J. Conchello, "Image estimation accounting for point-spread function depth variation in threedimensional fluorescence microscopy," Proc. SPIE 4964, 135-142 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (7)

J. F. Adur, "Determinación de las propiedades ópticas de un sistema de epifluorescencia y su utilización en estudios de microscopía cuantitativa 3D," Biomedical Engineer Magister Thesis, Faculty of Engineering-Bioengineering, Entre Ríos National University, Argentina (2006).

J. Adur and J. Schlegel, "Design, development and construction of an advance micrometric system for microscopes," Bioengineering Degree Thesis, Faculty of Engineering- Bioengineering, Entre Ríos National University, Argentina (1997).

J. E. Diaz-Zamboni, "Software to users of desconvolution digital microscopy," Bioengineering Degree Thesis, Faculty of Engineering-Bioengineering, Entre Ríos National University, Argentina (2004).

W. A. Carrington, K. E. Fogarty, and F. S. Fay, "3D fluorescence imaging of single cells using image restoration," in Noninvasive Techniques in Cell Biology, K. Foskett and S. Grinstein, eds. (Wiley-Liss, New York, USA, 1990).

K. R. Castleman, Digital Image Processing (Prentice Hall, New Jersey, USA, 1996), Chapter 9.

J. B. Pawley, Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy (Springer Press, New York, USA, 1995), Chapter 7.

J. B. Pawley, Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy (Springer Press, New York, USA, 1995), Chapter 20.

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