chapter  15
Turning photons into results: principles of fluorescent microarray scanning
BySiobhan Picket, Damian Verdnik
Pages 20

The microarray image is your window into the biology you want to measure. The clearer that window is, the easier it will be to identify, interpret, and understand the phenomena you observe. Accurate imaging, including scanning and image processing, ensures that the data reported by the instrument provide the most accurate representation of the actual fluorescent signal on the array.