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Decompose touching blood cells based on the information of weak edges and object shape
Author(s): Weixing Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents how to split touching blood cells. The algorithm mainly consists of three sub-algorithms; they are Canny edge based segmentation, the algorithm of splitting based on valley edge (weak edges) detection and the algorithm for splitting based on shape information. It first traces blood cell boundaries based on discontinuities, then splits touching parts of blood cells based on slow variations of gray information in touching parts, and finally splits the remaining touching parts, where no gray information can be used, by using morphological mathematics method (e.g. distance map) combining blood cell shape information (information is classified by using fuzzy mathematics). The algorithm can automatically delineate blood cells not only on a simple image (a few blood cells touching) and also on a complex image (many cells touching together). The algorithm has been tested in a laboratory, it works well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6047, Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 60473J (27 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.710726
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Weixing Wang, Chongqing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6047:
Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Kexin Xu; Qingming Luo; Da Xing; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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