Disector 2.0 for iOS – Research App Enables Mobile Image Analysis

[prMac.com] Hallandale Beach, Florida – Motion Reboot today is pleased to announce Disector 2.0 for iOS, an update to its innovative app that performs unbiased stereology on sliced, 2D, biomedical images. The app incorporates 5 functions, calculating the following 2D & 3D measurements from 2D images: Volume, Surface Area, Perimeter, Density, and Total Number of Objects. Image analysts, teachers, and researchers simply import the images of slices and a scale bar, trace the contours, and tap a few objects in the region of interest.

Stereology is defined by Wikipedia as, “…an interdisciplinary field that is largely concerned with the three-dimensional interpretation of planar sections of materials or tissues. It provides practical techniques for extracting quantitative information about a three-dimensional material from measurements made on two-dimensional planar sections of the material. Stereology is a method that utilizes random, systematic sampling to provide unbiased and quantitative data. It is an important and efficient tool in many applications of microscopy (such as petrography, materials science, and biosciences including histology, bone, and neuroanatomy).”

“This app is suitable for Radiologists. Because I am a surgical pathologist, I applied this app to calculate a volume of prostate cancer,” stated Se Hoon Kim, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Feature Highlights:
* Supported image types include – TIFF, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, BMPf, ICO, CUR, and XBM
* Trace finger along the contour of images
* Tap to place Q-
* Long press to delete Q-
* Pinch to zoom
* Two finger rotation
* Leave comments on slide images
* Share image analyses & comments via built-in email

Disector 2.0 performs unbiased stereological analysis, estimating the volume, density, and total number of objects from images – without users having to manually count every single slide or every single object. The app is designed to improve the quality of any profession where quantifying images is of value.

“Anyone can use this app by importing images of slices (perhaps you cut them with a microtome) and a scale bar into your mobile photo album,” stated Ian Sharp PhD of Motion Reboot. “From there, just open the Disector app. With the images imported and previewed, trace the contours of the slices with your fingertips and tap a few objects in their region of interest. This completes the process. You have traced the volume of your region and estimated the density and total number of objects.”

Suggested Applications are for research, teaching, and analysis only:
* Radiology – stereological analysis of any number of 2D images
* Dermatology – measure mole surface area & perimeter to determine asymmetry
* General Surgery – stereological comparison of pre-op and post-op tissue metrics
* Drug R&D – measure physiological responses to drug therapies.
* Neuroscience – PhD and Post-Doctoral multi-electrode array stimulation associated with neuroanatomical changes
* Rehabilitation Robotics – analyze changes in the motor and premotor cortex after learned reaching tasks
* Analyze surgical performance – analyze the volume of what needed to be extracted, versus how much was extracted; i.e., how much healthy tissue was removed in relationship to unhealthy tissue.

Disector is not limited to biomedical images and measurements. Sampled images from metallurgy, geology, biology, and city planning may also be imported into the app.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 1.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
We believe so strongly in our app that for a limited time only, to celebrate our new release, Disector will be half off for the 1st week, $24.99 (Reg. $49.99 USD). Promo codes are available to the media. Disector 2.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Review copies are available on request. Neither these statements nor the app, Disector 2.0, have been evaluated by the FDA. By using Disector you agree to indemnify Ian Sharp and Motion Reboot, and hold them harmless for any direct or indirect damages that may arise from the use of Disector. Disector is for educational use only and not intended for clinical use or clinical image evaluation or use.Disector 2.0
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Based in Chicago, Illinois, Motion Reboot was founded by Ian Sharp PhD in 2013. Motion Reboot’s goal is to provide mobile, data-driven, image analysis. *Disector does not diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate any disease or condition.* Copyright (C) 2013 Motion Reboot. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Ian Sharp
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