Image Analysis of Food Microstructure

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Science - 369 pages
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Image Analysis of Food Microstructure offers a condensed guide to the most common procedures and techniques by which quantitative microstructural information about food can be obtained from images. The images are selected from a broad range of food items, including macroscopic images of meat and finished products such as pizza, and the microstructures of cheeses, dough and baked goods, ice cream, fruits and vegetables, emulsions, foams, and gels.

The book informs food scientists about the image processing and measurement tools used to characterize a variety of microstructures in foods, using high-quality image techniques to illustrate chemical composition, thermo-mechanical processing, and genetic and structural properties. These different types of images used to measure various aspects of structure include: macroscopic light photography, confocal light microscopy, electron microscopy, atomic force microscope images, magnetic resonance, and computed tomography. Then the text explains how to interpret images to produce data, plot the results in different graphs, and identify trends. Examples using these image analysis techniques show typical results that researchers can expect and recreate.

Image Analysis of Food Microstructure summarizes the basic procedures that can be useful in various aspects of food research, from nutraceuticals to cooking and food processing. It presents the processing of images and mathematical principles needed for image analyses in a step-by-step approach to extract key information from the images obtained.

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John C. Russ is a retired university professor with a background in physics and materials science, and extensive experience with both light and electron microscopy. Analysis of images to characterize materials microstructure led to the early adoption of computers and the development of computer-based image analysis methods, which spread to encompass a broad variety of applications from biology and medicine to machine vision, food science, archaeology, and forensic imaging. In a fifty-year career, Dr. Russ has developed methods and written software, and taught regular academic courses and short courses on these methods to several thousand students on five continents. His numerous books include the widely used "Image Processing Handbook" (now in its sixth edition from CRC Press), as well as applications-oriented books on the use of imaging in food science and forensics, and a textbook on writing image processing software. He is frequently called upon to use his expertise as a consultant and expert witness.

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