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Cytoplasm enhancement operator of peripheral blood smear images that are instable-stained and overexposed
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Paper Abstract

Nucleus and cytoplasm are both essential for white blood cell recognition but the edges of cytoplasm are too blurry to be detected because of instable staining and overexposure. This paper aims at proposing a cytoplasm enhancement operator (CEO) to achieve accurate convergence of the active contour model. The CEO contains two parts. First, a nonlinear over-exposure enhancer map is yielded to correct over-exposure, which suppresses background noise while preserving details and improving contrast. Second, the over-exposed regions of cytoplasm in particular is further enhanced by a tri- modal histogram specification based on the scale-space filtering. The experimental results show that the proposed CEO and its corresponding GVF snake is superior to other unsupervised segmentation approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9814, MIPPR 2015: Parallel Processing of Images and Optimization; and Medical Imaging Processing, 98140K (14 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2204726
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Xin Zheng, Anqing Normal Univ. (China)
Guoyou Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jianguo Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9814:
MIPPR 2015: Parallel Processing of Images and Optimization; and Medical Imaging Processing
Jianguo Liu, Editor(s)

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