New features include: - The ability to export and print 2D and 3D images. Now, users will be able to print and save images together with annotations in 2D, or any virtual slice created in the 3D application, to a graphic file. Graphics can be used in any standard program, such as Word or PowerPoint-especially useful for enhancing grant proposals and research papers or conference submissions. - "Injection Planner" a feature that allows users to select a point for injection of an electrode or pharmacological substances via a syringe, and visualize the path for the injection in the 3D model of the brain. This will show all of the structures that will be affected by the procedure, and simulate the size of the injected substance in the brain, so any injection or electrophysiological recording can be appropriately planned. By moving the starting point of the path in the 3D the user will be able to plan alternate routes to avoid certain structures. This will save time and also help with understanding how disturbing certain structures may affect their work. - An image overlay function which will allow users to place the atlas drawing over the stained image. This is particularly useful for annotation and users can share these precisely positioned annotations with other BrainNavigator users. Also, in the future users will be able to use the overlay feature with their own images uploaded to the workspace.
"We developed the new features and improvements in direct response to the
feedback we have received from users in very close collaboration with our
development partners," said Johannes Menzel, Publisher Science Solutions and
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