PATHWAY PATHWAY determines the least cost route between one or more target cells and one or more lower terminal cells on. The lowest points on the cost surface represent the terminal points for the PATHWAY module. The image produced is binary with the least cost path indicated by ones on a background of zeros. PATHWAY follows the steepest downhill route from the target to the terminal until no further movement is possible. It is important that no false minima exist on the cost surface, and that the lowest point or points has a value of zero.