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 350 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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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 2017a||03 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;
|SI5.3||03 Aug 2017||Documentation|
New Motor support: Zaber, K-Cuber, MCM-6000
|SI5.2||21 March 2017||Documentation|
Linear Scanning using a NI5732/NI5734
New stack display mode, Custom P/Z profiles
LinScan updates, Support for NI-DAQmx 16.0
|SI5.1||10 March 2016||Documentation|
ScanImage 3.8.1 features including: Display Striping, Power-Box and Cycle-Mode
|SI5||31 Dec 2014||Documentation||README|
|SI 4.2||04 Feb 2014||Documentation||README||Improved volume imaging accuracy; improved beam calibration; |
stop triggering; nPoint piezo support
|SI 3.8.1||04 Feb 2014||Documentation||README|
Bugfixes; support for current MATLAB/DAQmx;
How to Install
|1.1||15 June 2016|