Imaging Mass Solution Ver.1.1 (Software)
* Sales area: All areas excluding North America
Wide variety of statistical analysis functions and user-friendliness
1. Statistical analysis function for imaging
Statistical analysis allows to extract unique distribution of molecules easily. m/z image can be directly selected not only from spectrum but also from statistical analysis easily.
PCA organizes all detected peaks (m/z values) based on loading factor (weight coefficients assigned to individual peaks). When the peaks are arranged in an array, the MS images can form several patterns representing principal components. Therefore, PCA can be especially useful for finding ions that show specific localizations. This feature helps provide more multifaceted data analysis.
ROI analysis helps investigate and compare substances in two specified regions of interest (regions A and B, in the example above) to determine which substances are increased or decreased in each region. For example, if the amount of a given molecule increases in a cancerous region, then that is treated as a candidate cancer biomarker.
HCA (Hierarchical Cluster Analysis) creates clusters (groups) consisting of similar substances from the mixture of different characteristic molecules and classifies target substances from distribution information. Even in case target substances are determined previously, other substances of similar distribution can be shown.
2. Simple comparison analysis functions
Combine and normalize multiple data for comparative analysis Enable to handle with more than prescribed number of sample points (Over 250 points on each side) Using ROI analysis function, comparative analysis between two different analytical results acquired previously is possible, which allows to find out the difference generated under the specific analytical conditions.