Other Services

The NeuroTechnology studio offers several image analysis opportunities to further your research and imaging needs.


Aivia 3D Rendering

System Location: 07006.2

The Aivia 3D package is for researchers looking for automated analysis solutions for 3D and 3D+time applications. The software is designed to work with huge datasets to give you accurate analysis results. With multi-resolution rendering and fast surfaces, you can display and interact with your data in seconds. Our analysis recipes detect and track objects (cells, nuclei, organelles, particles, etc.) automatically and can be easily adjusted to your datasets. You also have access to a wide range of morphological, intensity, motion and lineage measurements with the recipes for comprehensive analysis of your data.


Huygen’s Deconvolution Software

Location: 09016BB

Contact Lai Ding (lding@bwh.harvard.edu) for training.

With Huygens it is possible to perform image deconvolution and restoration, interactive analysis, and volume visualization in 2D-4D, multi-channel and time.

Deconvolution is a processing technique that improves the appearance of microscopic images by removing blurriness.


Leica Rotary Microtome









System location:
 HBTM 7th floor 07006
To schedule a training session or pilot on the system, please contact Lai Ding ( lding@bwh.harvard.edu) or Teri Zgoda (tzgoda@bwh.harvard.edu).

Reservation is through the Partners Core Management System (PCMS). Users need to register through the PCMS website (see below), then request training.


The Leica RM2125 RTS manual microtome provides high-quality sections which range from 0.5mm to 60 mm thickness.



Fiji Image J

Dr. Lai Ding offers two Image Analysis workshops a year. These 3-day in depth workshops introduce researchers to the capabilities of the Image J program. Image J allows for macro codes and numerous plugins, and can be used for cell counting, creating image masks, Z-stacks, composite images, and so much more.

How- to videos will be added below describing some of the basic Image J functions.

Email Lai Ding at lding@bwh.harvard.edu for any image analysis questions or help creating a code for your research.