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Segmentation of white rat sperm image
Author(s): Weiguo Bai; Jianguo Liu; Guoyuan Chen
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Paper Abstract

The segmentation of sperm image exerts a profound influence in the analysis of sperm morphology, which plays a significant role in the research of animals' infertility and reproduction. To overcome the microscope image's properties of low contrast and highly polluted noise, and to get better segmentation results of sperm image, this paper presents a multi-scale gradient operator combined with a multi-structuring element for the micro-spermatozoa image of white rat, as the multi-scale gradient operator can smooth the noise of an image, while the multi-structuring element can retain more shape details of the sperms. Then, we use the Otsu method to segment the modified gradient image whose gray scale processed is strong in sperms and weak in the background, converting it into a binary sperm image. As the obtained binary image owns impurities that are not similar with sperms in the shape, we choose a form factor to filter those objects whose form factor value is larger than the select critical value, and retain those objects whose not. And then, we can get the final binary image of the segmented sperms. The experiment shows this method's great advantage in the segmentation of the micro-spermatozoa image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8005, MIPPR 2011: Parallel Processing of Images and Optimization and Medical Imaging Processing, 80050K (5 December 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.911822
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Weiguo Bai, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jianguo Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Guoyuan Chen, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8005:
MIPPR 2011: Parallel Processing of Images and Optimization and Medical Imaging Processing
Faxiong Zhang; Faxiong Zhang, Editor(s)

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