Journal Article

VANO: a volume-object image annotation system

Hanchuan Peng, Fuhui Long and Eugene W. Myers

in Bioinformatics

Volume 25, issue 5, pages 695-697
Published in print March 2009 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online February 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btp046

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Volume-object annotation system (VANO) is a cross-platform image annotation system that enables one to conveniently visualize and annotate 3D volume objects including nuclei and cells. An application of VANO typically starts with an initial collection of objects produced by a segmentation computation. The objects can then be labeled, categorized, deleted, added, split, merged and redefined. VANO has been used to build high-resolution digital atlases of the nuclei of Caenorhabditis elegans at the L1 stage and the nuclei of Drosophila melanogaster's ventral nerve cord at the late embryonic stage.

Availability: Platform independent executables of VANO, a sample dataset, and a detailed description of both its design and usage are available at research.janelia.org/peng/proj/vano. VANO is open-source for co-development.

Contact: pengh@janelia.hhmi.org

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Journal Article.  1687 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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