ScanImage is an open-source software application for laser scanning microscopy, electrophysiology, laser scanning photostimulation, and other physiological methods focused on neurobiology.
ScanImage is used by over 200 laboratories throughout the world and has been essential to the work described in over 550 publications to date.
ScanImage is an application for controlling a laser scanning microscope. The application was first released in 2003 and the original version (r3.0) is described in Pologruto et al., Biomedical Engineering Online, 2003.
The latest versions ScanImage 5.1 and ScanImage 2015 are based upon the concept of flexible hardware support including support for multiple scanhead hardware from, Scientifica, Sutter Instruments and ThorLabs.
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View the article ScanImage Free and Premium Comparison to learn more about ScanImage versions.
ScanImage 2017 was released November 10th, 2017 and adds motion correction in Z, 3D SLM scanning, and much more to ScanImage 2016
ScanImage 2016 was released June 15th, 2016 and adds motion correct, online analysis, arbitrary line scanning and much more to ScanImage 2015
ScanImage 2015 supports combined resonant scanner imaging and galvo scanner photostimulus (and much more)
ScanImage 5.1 supports resonant scanner and galvo scanner imaging
ScanImage 4.1/4.2 supports resonant scanner imaging with specific Thorlabs hardware
ScanImage 3.8 is supports galvo scanner imaging
|SI 2019a||3 June 2019||Releases have been moved here.||Documentation||README|
|SI 2018a||18 June 2018||Releases have been moved here.||Documentation||README|
Photon Counting using a fast digitizer
|SI 2017b||22 Dec 2017|
Z Motion Correction
Improved Galvo Waveforms
Eliminated FastZ Volume Period Adjustment
Custom Header Properties
Data Overwrite Warning
Various fixes and overhauls
Maintenance Update: Bug Fixes for
PZAdjust, Tile Display, Rolling Stripe Data, FastZ,
Pure Analog Devices + More.
|SI 2017a||30 Aug 2017|
3D SLM targeting and imaging
3D pattern generation and alignment
Simultaneous imaging and holographic targeting
SLM as FastZ or Linear Scanning device
Wavefront generation with Zernike modes
Z-Alignment between stage and focusing device
SLM LUT calibration
Triggered SLM photostimulation
|SI 2016b||21 March 2017|
SLM & Galvo/Galvo targeted Photostimulation,
|SI 2015b||10 March 2016|
SI5 resonant scanning PLUS:
targeted photostimulation; parallel scanners;
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How to Install
Made for Windows x64, Linux and OS X.
|1.3||1 November 2018||See documentation for downloads.|
|1.1||15 June 2016|