A system architecture for real-time imaging of nano-scale viruses using remote AFM

Azam Ghafoor, Samir M. Iqbal, Rashid Bashir

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Abstract

Recent advances in telepathology, telemicroscopy, and telemedicine have opened new avenues for collaboration in medical care and scientific research. Such technology allows remote scientists and physicians to visualize and investigate biological samples in real-time. Imaging of biological specimens requires micro and even nano-scale resolution for which Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) provides unprecedented capabilities. However, AFM has some limitations in particular, the probing hardware of AFM can introduce noise in the captured images. Robust image processing techniques are needed for accurate nano-scale representation and visualization of images generated by AFM. In thispaper, represent a real-time architecture for an integrated remote AFM-based imaging system. The proposed architecture allows real-time control of a remotely located AFM and enables capturing, processing and communication of AFM images over the network. The architecture consists of four major components including, a remote AFM and real-time controller module, an image processing module for real-time image correction, a client system for visualization of scanned biological images, and a distributed image database system for information retrieval, classification, and archiving of biological specimen images receivedfrom remote AFM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, ISORC 2005
Pages114-120
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventEighth IEEE International Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, ISORC 2005 - Seattle, MA, United States
Duration: May 18 2005May 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, ISORC 2005
Volume2005

Other

OtherEighth IEEE International Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, ISORC 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, MA
Period5/18/055/20/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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