Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 7,194,124

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

3-20-2007

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

10/409,838

Date Filed

2003-04-09

Total Pages

63 pages

Abstract

In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a number of optical sections of different parts of an embryo over time along a Z-axis through differential interference contrast microscopy. The method also includes outlining a perimeter of the number of parts of the embryo within the number of optical sections. Additionally, the method includes generating a three-dimensional faceted image of the number of parts based on the outlined perimeter. The method includes reconstructing, separately, a four-dimensional image of a growth of the different parts of the embryo over time based on the three-dimensional facet image of the number of parts.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/422