Visualizing region properties in napari#

Visualizing quantitative measurements of regions in color on top of the regions is a common task when using napari. The napari plugin napari-skimage-regionprops brings some convenience in drawing such parametric images.

See also

from import imread
from skimage.filters import threshold_otsu
from skimage.measure import label, regionprops_table
import napari
from napari_skimage_regionprops import visualize_measurement_on_labels, add_table

We start with loading an image and visualizing it in napari.

image = imread('../../data/blobs.tif')
# Create an empty viewer
viewer = napari.Viewer()
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  self.tools_menu = ToolsMenu(self, self.qt_viewer.viewer)
# Add a new layer containing an image


Next, we segment blobs in the image and create a label image.

# segment and label blobs
threshold = threshold_otsu(image)
binary_image = image > threshold
label_image = label(binary_image)

# add labels to viewer
label_layer = viewer.add_labels(label_image)


Quantitative measurements#

We now extract quantiative measurements from the label image, e.g. by measuring the area of the labeled objects. For that we use scikit-image’s regionprops_table function. We save those statistical measurements in the label layer’s properties so that napari and napari-plugins can post-process the data.

# measure region properties
statistics = regionprops_table(label_image, properties=['area'])

# save properties in the labels layer for later reuse = statistics

We then use the scriptable napari plugin napari-skimage-regionprops to visualize the measurements in a parametric_image and add that image to the napari viewer as well.

parametric_image = visualize_measurement_on_labels(label_layer, 'area')

viewer.add_image(parametric_image, colormap='jet')


We can also visualize the measurements as table using the add_table function of the same napari plugin.

add_table(label_layer, viewer)



Measure the aspect ratio of the objects and visualize the values in color.