Visualization and analysis of large three-dimensional hyperspectral images

Stephen E. Reichenbach, Xue Tian, Robert Lindquist, Qingping Tao, Alex Hendersonc, John C. Vickerman, Alex Henderson

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    New technologies for Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) produce three-dimensional hyperspectral chemical images with high spatial resolution and fine mass-spectral precision. SIMS imaging of biological tissues and cells promises to provide an informational basis for important advances in a wide variety of applications, including cancer treatments. However, the volume and complexity of data pose significant challenges for interactive visualization and analysis. This paper describes new methods and tools for computer-based visualization and analysis of SIMS data, including a coding scheme for efficient storage and fast access, interactive interfaces for visualizing and operating on three-dimensional hyperspectral images, and spatio-spectral clustering and classification. © 2009 SPIE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number734108
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Hyperspectral image processing
    • Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)
    • Three-dimensional image processing

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology


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