the "Best-In-Class" software for controlling
laser scanning microscopes built for scientists.
Don't let the microscope control you!

ScanImage® is a software package for controlling laser scanning microscopes. The application was first released in 2003 and the original version (r3.0) is described in Pologruto et al., Biomedical Engineering Online, 2003. See this list of papers that are enabled by ScanImage®.

ScanImage® uses the powerful vDAQ hardware for microscope control. For legacy systems, National Instruments hardware is also supported.

ScanImage® runs on custom built microscopes and on commercial microscopes from Scientifica, Sutter and Thorlabs.
Contact sales to find out if ScanImage® will work with your microscope!

ScanImage® Free

  • Full vDAQ support
  • Resonant Scanning
  • Linear Scanning

ScanImage® Basic

  • New configuration editor
  • Full vDAQ support
  • Resonant Scanning
  • Linear Scanning
  • 1 year of support included

​scanImage® Premium

  • All of ScanImage® Basic
  • mROI scanning / Mesoscope support
  • Support for RMR scanner
  • Arbitrary line scanning
  • Photostimulation
  • Holography
  • Online Analysis
  • Time demultiplexing
  • 3P support
  • much more!

Don't Let the Microscope Control You!