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ASM Handbook

Metallography and Microstructures

Edited by
George F. Vander Voort
George F. Vander Voort
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ASM International
Volume
9
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-177-1
Publication date:
2004
Book Chapter

Quantitative Image Analysis

By
Leszek Wojnar
Leszek Wojnar
Kraków University of Technology
,
Kraków
,
Poland
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Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski
Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski
Warsaw University of Technology
,
Warsaw
,
Poland
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Janusz Szala
Janusz Szala
Silesian University of Technology
,
Katowice
,
Poland
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Published:
2004
Page range:
403 - 427
Publication history
November 01, 2004

Abstract

This article reviews the essential parts of the complex process of quantitative image analysis to assist automatic image analysis in laboratories. It describes the basic difference between the bias of classical manual stereological analysis and quantitative image analysis. The article concentrates on the basic properties of digital measurements that are the core of quantitative image analysis. It provides a brief description of the specimen and apparatus preparation as well as the image acquisition. The article explains how to evaluate stereological parameters and provides the general rules and guidelines for optimization of image processing algorithms from the viewpoint of shape quantification. It concludes with examples that demonstrate the usefulness of automatic image analysis in comparison to manual methods.

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Leszek Wojnar, Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski, Janusz Szala, 2004. "Quantitative Image Analysis", Metallography and Microstructures, George F. Vander Voort

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