Alignment between Multiple Scanners¶
With premium ScanImage®, an affine transformation can be applied to align the scan fields of separate scanners.
When using the photostimulation with a single scan path microscope, alignment is not necessary. If you are using a resonant-galvo-galvo scanhead however, it is important to have accurate settings for scan mirror angular ranges if you intend to use images collected in resonant mode to identify ROIs to stimulate. Details on how to do this can be found in the scanner configuration pages
When using a dual scan path microscope for photostimulation it is often desirable to image and identify cells for stimulation with one scan path, then stimulate the cells using the other scan path. For this targeting to be accurate, alignment between the scanners is critical.
This same process can be applied between a scanner and a camera.