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Table 2 Comparison of software characteristics

From: Open-CSAM, a new tool for semi-automated analysis of myofiber cross-sectional area in regenerating adult skeletal muscle

Program Software base OS Minimal configuration tested Manual correction
PC MAC
Open-CSAM ImageJ plugin Mac OS/Windows Windows 10-Intel core i3 CPU 550 3.2 GHz-4 Go RAM Mac OS 10.12/Intel core i3–3.2 GHz/12 Go RAM Yes—during the analysis ➔ Draw/delete ImageJ tools
MyoVision Windows application Windows Windows 10-Intel core i3 CPU 550 3.2 GHz-4 Go RAM (single image analysis)/Windows 7-Intel core i5 vpro 3.1 GHz/16 Go RAM (whole muscle analysis) Not applicable No
MuscleJ ImageJ plugin Mac OS/Windows Windows 10-Intel core i3 CPU 550 3.2 GHz-4 Go RAM Mac OS 10.13/Intel core i5–2.7 GHz/16 Go RAM Yes—after the analysis ➔ Open picture ➔ Import ROI file on the picture ➔ Draw/delete ImageJ tools
SMASH Stand Alone Windows application Windows Windows 10-Intel core i3 CPU 550 3.2 GHz-4 Go RAM Not applicable Yes—during the analysis ➔ Step 1 draw—validate ➔ Step 2 delete—validate (cumbersome: small screen, no back and forth allowed between steps 1 and 2)