Module: MeasureObjectIntensity

Measure Object Intensity measures several intensity features for identified objects.
Given an image with objects identified (e.g. nuclei or cells), this module extracts intensity features for each object based on one or more corresponding grayscale images. Measurements are recorded for each object.

Intensity measurements are made for all combinations of the images and objects entered. If you want only specific image/object measurements, you can use multiple MeasureObjectIntensity modules for each group of measurements desired.

Note that for publication purposes, the units of intensity from microscopy images are usually described as "Intensity units" or "Arbitrary intensity units" since microscopes are not calibrated to an absolute scale. Also, it is important to note whether you are reporting either the mean or the integrated intensity, so specify "Mean intensity units" or "Integrated intensity units" accordingly.

Keep in mind that the default behavior in CellProfiler is to rescale the image intensity from 0 to 1 by dividing all pixels in the image by the maximum possible intensity value. This "maxmimum possible" value is defined by the "Set intensity range from" setting in NamesAndTypes; see the help for that setting for more details.

Available measurements

See also NamesAndTypes, MeasureImageIntensity.

Settings:

Select an image to measure

Select the grayscale images whose intensity you want to measure.

Select objects to measure

Select the objects whose intensities you want to measure.