|The Arrays section of the
database is shown above. Note that ArrayBlocks is the
parent. One ArrayBlock yields many ArraySlides. (Remember
an ArraySlide are 'cut' from
ArrayBlocks. Similarily, one ArraySlide could be scanned several times. (Scans
Table) One reason one may wish to scan arraySlide twice is for
different resolutions--the first time at a high resolution, and the
second at a low resolution.
Notice that ArrayBlocks also yield many ArrayCores. Remember an arrayCore is a cylinder-shaped piece of tissue that was originally in a donor-block, but is now in the receipient (array) block. A 20 by 20 array will have 400 arrayCores.
The end child in this section is the arrayImage. The arrayImage an individual 'spot' on the ArraySlide. A 20 x 20 array block will have 400 arrayImages. Note the diagram shows how an arrayImage is comprised of an ArrayCore (which gives the X and Y of the image) and an ArraySlide (which gives the Z of the image.)
|An image showing how TMAs are
made. Note the
names in RED are the
database tables in TMAJ.
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