SPCImage NG Data Analysis Software

Analysis Software for FLIM, PLIM, Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Decay

  • Combination of Time-Domain and Phasor Analysis
  • Maximum-Likelihood Fit
  • GPU Processing
  • Calculation of FLIM Images within less than 1 second
  • Single, Double, Triple-Exponential Models
  • Incomplete-Decay Models
  • Analysis of Single Decay Curves, FLIM Data and PLIM Data
  • Calculation and Display of Lifetimes, Amplitudes, Fractional Intensities
  • Calculation and Display of Ratios of Decay Parameters
  • Calculation and Display of FRET Efficiencies
  • One- and Two-Dimensional Histograms of Decay Parameters
  • Batch Processing
  • Export of Lifetime Data and Images

Please see The bh TCSPC handbook, chapter 'SPCImage NG Data Analysis Software' and SPCImage NG Overview Brochure.

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The ‘SPCImage NG’ software is used for fluorescence decay analysis. SPCImage NG can be used both for TCSPC Imaging (FLIM and PLIM) data, and for single-curve fluorescence decay analysis. The SPCImage NG software is integrated in the bh TCSPC software package. There is a direct link from the SPCM software to SPCImage NG.

SPCImage NG uses an iterative convolution procedure. It fits the decay data by single-, double- and triple exponential decay models. An ‘incomplete-decay’ model is available to account for fluorescence left from previous excitation pulses. SPCImage NG also provides 'Maximum-Likelihood Fit' algorithm and supports GPU processing for even more precise fit results, and much faster calculation. In FLIM and PLIM data, SPCImage NG runs the fit procedure in the individual pixels of the image. The lifetime of a single-exponential decay function, amplitude or intensity-weighted lifetimes of multi-exponential decay functions, lifetime components and amplitudes of the decay components, fractional intensity contributions, or ratios of amplitudes, lifetimes and intensity contributions are displayed as colour of the image. Thus, images of local environment parameters such as pH, oxygen or ion concentrations, of the FRET efficiency, of the distance and fraction of interacting proteins, or bound and unbound fluorophores can be produced.

Since version 6.0 SPCImage FLIM analysis software combines time-domain multi-exponential decay analysis with the phasor plot. In the phasor plot, the decay data in the individual pixels are expressed as phase and amplitude values in a polar diagram. Independently of their location in the image, pixels with similar decay signature form clusters in the phasor plot. Different phasor clusters can be selected, and the corresponding pixels back-annotated in the time-domain FLIM images. The decay functions of the pixels within the selected phasor range can be combined into a single decay curve of high photon number. This curve can be analysed at high accuracy, revealing decay components that are not visible by normal pixel-by pixel analysis. SPCImage NG can also be used to analyse single decay curves, such as data from cuvette experiments.



For more details please see:

The bh TCSPC Handbook
10th edition, September 2023


Supported Products

  • SPC-130IN Series

    SPC-130IN Series

  • SPC-180N Series

    SPC-180N Series

  • SPC-QC-004 Module

    SPC-QC-004 Module

  • SPC-QC-104 Module

    SPC-QC-104 Module

  • SPCConnect


Technical Literature:

Please see The bh TCSPC handbook, chapter 'SPCImage NG Data Analysis Software' and SPCImage NG Overview Brochure.

  • Deconvolution of Single-Curve, FLIM, PLIM, FLITS, Multi-Wavelength FLIM and Mosaic FLIM Data
  • Pseudo-Global Analysis FLIM Analysis
  • Batch Processing
  • Single-, Double- and Triple Exponential Models
  • Incomplete-Decay Model
  • Shifted-Component Model
  • First-Moment Analysis
  • Automatic IRF or Measured IRF
  • Binning, Overlapping Rectangular or Circular
  • Display of Single- and Multi-Exponential Decay Data
  • Amplitude- or Intensity-Weighted Lifetimes
  • Lifetimes and Amplitudes of Components
  • Intensity Contributions of Components
  • Quotients of Lifetimes or Amplitudes
  • FRET Efficiencies
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Redox ratio (FLIRR)
  • ROI Definition
  • One- or Two-Dimensional Parameter Histogramms
  • Phasor Plot, Combined with Time-Domain Analysis
  • Image Segmentation by Phasor Plot
  • Parameter Histogramms of Segmented Areas
  • Combination of Pixels Selected by Phasor Plot
  • Precision Time-Domain Analysis of Combined Pixel Data

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