Width determination

The method to obtain the widths of the dendrites along their length involves first obtaining the digital pictures, and then to trace (with the computer mouse) the widths of the dendrites in the picture.

The program allows for the analysis of individual dendrites as shown in the picture. As an illustration of the method, the picture shows a partial width tracing of the dendrites that are to the right of the plaque.

In the same fashion, the (dystrophic) dendrites containing the tau protein can be traced, as illustrated in a partial trace of the picture below.