Deconvolution algorithms: optimize the Huygens deconvolution results.

Restore your microscopy images

The Huygens Software offers several restoration methods, optimized for specific imaging conditions.

Optimize the acquisition

A well-sampled image is an important starting point for obtaining good deconvolution results. Furthermore, avoid clipping during the acquisition.

Huygens deconvolution in literature

Many scientific papers refer to Huygens deconvolution and its algorithms.

CMLE Classic Maximum Likelihood Estimation

The CMLE is the most general deconvolution algorithm available in Huygens, that provides good results for a variety of imaging conditions. You can optimize your CMLE results by fine-tuning the regularization parameter SNR. The CMLE is fully GPU accelerated, for even faster results.

Very robust, default algorithm.
Good results for different qualities of raw data.
GPU accelerated.

Confocal image courtesy of Leica microsystems CMS GmbH.

GMLE Good's Roughness Maximum Likelihood Estimation

The GMLE is a deconvolution algorithm optimized to handle high-noise images, as STED or confocal images. The GMLE results can be optimized, as for the CMLE, by fine-tuning the regularization parameter SNR. The GMLE is also fully GPU accelerated.

Fast, less iterations than with CMLE.
Good results for high-noise images.
GPU accelerated.
GMLE Uses more RAM than CMLE.

STED image courtesy of Leica microsystems CMS GmbH.

QMLE Quick Maximum Likelihood Estimation

The QMLE is a deconvolution algorithm that gives good and fast deconvolution results on low-noise widefield images. In the QMLE you can fine-tune the results by setting the regularization parameter SNR as 'Noise free', 'Good', 'Fair' or 'Low'.

Fast, less iterations than with CMLE.
Good results for low-noise images.
Not optimal for noisy images.

Widefield image courtesy of Dr. Monica Pons, IBMB Madrid, Spain.

Suggestions for testing algorithms

We suggest to start with the default algorithm (+++) and then test also other algorithms (++ and +).

Spinning disk+++++
Other algorithms available in Huygens Professional and in Huygens Core are:
Iterative Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE)
Iterative Constrained Tikhonov Miller (ICTM)
Quick Tikhonov Miller (TM)

Widefield image courtesy of Dr. Livio Kleij and Martijn Vromans, Medical Oncology, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

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