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A novel decision-tree based classification of white blood cells
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Paper Abstract

Automated medical image processing and analysis offer a powerful tool for medical diagnosis. In this work, a decision-tree based white blood cell (WBC) classification scheme for peripheral blood images is developed. Based on the sufficient analysis on the characteristics of white blood cells, 10 efficient features are extracted, including size, shape, intensity and color, and a classification scheme based on decision-tree is designed to classify 6 different types of normal white blood cells. Especially, an efficient approach to separate two types of neutrophil is presented. The presented scheme is tested on 59 WBCs coming from 3 sets of blood images, which are obtained under different dying and imaging conditions. Results show classification accuracy above 96%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5747, Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing, (29 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.595164
Show Author Affiliations
Xiao Xuan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Qingmin Liao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Kan Jiang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5747:
Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing
J. Michael Fitzpatrick; Joseph M. Reinhardt, Editor(s)

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