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Steer 'n' Detect

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Steer_n_Detect.jar

Plugin for ImageJ / Fiji

[Version 11.07.2019]

Steer 'n' Detect

Fast Steerable Template Detector • ImageJ/Fiji plugin

Written by Zsuzsanna Püspöki, Julien Fageot, Adrien Depeursinge, Virginie Uhlmann and Daniel Sage at the Biomedical Image Group (BIG), EPFL, Switzerland

Outline

Steer 'n' Detect allows fast and reliable detection of structures of interest independently from their location and orientation and in presence of noise. It only requires a single user-provided training example (template) to construct the detector. The method for designing the detector relies on a combination of latest research outcomes on splines, steerability and denoising theory.

Video Tutorial

Software

The software is a plugin running on ImageJ or Fiji. ImageJ is a general purpose image-processing package under public domain licence; it runs on several platforms: Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac OSX.

Installation

  1. Get a copy of ImageJ.
  2. Download the plugin: Steer_n_Detect.jar.
  3. Place the file Steer_n_Detect.jar in the "plugins" folder of ImageJ. That's it!

Usage

  1. Open a grayscale image on ImageJ
  2. Start the plugin by choosing Steer 'n' Detect in the menu plugins of ImageJ.
  3. Follow the instruction of the graphical user interface

Distribution

Conditions of use

The software is freely available for research purposes. However, it should not be redistributed without the consent of the authors. We expect the user to include a citation of this publication whenever presenting or publishing results that are based on the ImageJ plugin Steer'n'Detect.

Test images


Source: the Cell Image Library CIL-35970 (up)

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Template

Results

Source: the Cell Image Library CIL-35970 (down)

ROI

Template

Results

Source: Simulation of 100 SPombe

Results, color-coded orientation