Computer-Aided Tissue Stereology

  • K. Paton


Stereology (Underwood, 1970; Miles and Davy, 1976) is the science of inferring multi-dimensional spatial structure from lower-dimensional data which are usually in the form of sections or projections. Such partial information (the lower-dimensional data) is called “stereological data” and has traditionally been gathered by counting the intersections of the structures of interest with a suitable test grid. We describe three problems to which stereological methods may be applied and show that in all three cases the data may be easily gathered by minor variations of a single method of computer-aided image analysis.


Minor Axis Human Observer Great BRITAIN Intervillous Space Fiber Section 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Paton
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  1. 1.Division of Medical ComputingClinical Research CenterHarrowGreat Britain

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