Epson flatbed scanners are the first choice of root researchers worldwide for reliable analysis of root morphological parameters. In line with our aim to provide a one-stop-shop experience, Vienna Scientific thus offers modified Epson scanners - ready for root imaging.
2D Root Imager. Flat-bed "2D root" scanners are often used to analyse roots by placing the roots on the glass surface or, better still, water-filled trays. The resulting 2D root image can be analysed using root image analysis software to determine the length, diameter and other characteristics of the roots. Flatbed scanners ('root imager') with a transparency unit are more suitable for root analysis as they:
For root imaging, we therefore recommend the use of modified Epson "2D Root Imager" scanners with transparency units. The standard Epson scanners have to be slightly modified to allow the root scanning trays to be placed under the transparency unit, and for the transparency unit to function when elevated. Vienna Scientific prepares the Epson products for root analysis by adding
Additional root trays for 2D root imager can be ordered as required in the webstore. Please contact us for details.
Get a quote today for Epson scanners modified for root imaging, and/or related root scanning trays.
Root Scanning Trays that fit the entire scanning area of Epson and similar flatbed scanners with transparency units (A5 to A3 size) are available from Vienna Scientific.
We recommend using the open-source software RhizoVision Explorer for morphological analysis of the scanned roots. Check out our quick guide on how to prepare your root for scanning.