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Image Cytometry Standard ICS

Provides a standard for writing images of any dimensionality and data type to file. ICS is a data storage format proposed as a standard for use in image cytometry. Data from image measurement are stored in a minimum of two files: (i) a file written in ASCII that includes information about the way of image data are written and optionally, information about the sample, experiment, equipment, and (ii) a binary file. ICS also includes provisions for three-dimensional (3D) data and inclusion of an unlimited amount of related data.

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Biomedical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA; Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; Pattern Recognition Group, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

Funding source(s)

Supported by the US. Department of Energy at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract W- 7405-ENG-48, by the Program for Analytical Cytology (University of California-LLNL), and by The Netherlands Project Team for Computer Science Research, SPIN (Project Three-Dimensional Image Analysis.

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