An ImageJ Plugin for Automated Quantification of Axon Regeneration in Spinal Cord Tissue
AxonTracer is a freely available open-source tool for automated analysis of regenerating axons following spinal cord injury. An interactive user interface provides detection-parameter adjustment, which does not require prior image analysis experience. Raw data as well as normalized results are stored in an excel file and axon tracings are superimposed on raw images allowing for subjective visual verification. This software allows for automated, unbiased analysis of hundreds of images with thousands of labeled axons, thus providing a useful tool in enabling in vivo screens of axon regeneration following spinal cord injury.
Please Cite AxonTracer in Your Publications
Patel A, Li Z, Canete P, Strobl H, Dulin J, Kadoya K, Gibbs D, Poplawski GHD. AxonTracer: a novel ImageJ plugin for automated quantification of axon regeneration in spinal cord tissue. BMC Neurosci. 2018 Mar 9;19(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12868-018-0409-0. PubMed PMID: 29523078; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5845359.
ImageJ Java 1.6 bundle
Download ImageJ bundled with Java 1.6.0 to assure correct ROI detection when utilizing AxonTracer's analysis option "3" and "4".
Required ImageJ Plugins
AxonTracer requires installing of FeatureJ.jar and imagescience.jar
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