Length Estimation from the Past to the Future: A Brief Review

Guney M., Kaplan S., Marangoz A. H., Ayranci E.

NEUROQUANTOLOGY, vol.10, no.4, pp.754-760, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.14704/nq.2012.10.4.555
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.754-760
  • Keywords: Length estimation, Cavalieri principle, vertical section, isotropic uniform sectioning, stereology, SURFACE-AREA, CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY, UNBIASED ESTIMATION, STEREOLOGY, SECTIONS, NUMBER, CURVE, SIZE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The quantification of linear biological objects is crucial in many biological studies. A number of different methods have been used in the past for the length and length density estimation of linear features. Due to the progression of science and technology, some of these methods have been replaced by computerised analysis methods. The objective of this article is to describe briefly the length estimation methods used in the past and to review them as a basis for future developments in this area.