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High Speed Quantitative Digital Microscopy
Author(s): Kenneth R. Castleman; Kenneth H. Price; Raymond Eskenazi; Musa M. Ovadya; Mois A. Navon
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Paper Abstract

Modern digital image processing hardware makes possible quantitative analysis of microscope images at high speed. This paper describes an application to automatic screening for cervical cancer. The system uses twelve MC6809 microprocessors arranged in a pipeline multiprocessor configuration. Each processor executes one part of the algorithm on each cell image as it passes through the pipeline. Each processor communicates with its upstream and downstream neighbors via shared two-port memory. Thus no time is devoted to input-output operations as such. This configuration is expected to be at least ten times faster than previous systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0516, Diagnostic Imaging Applications, (28 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945126
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth R. Castleman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Kenneth H. Price, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Raymond Eskenazi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Musa M. Ovadya, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Mois A. Navon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0516:
Diagnostic Imaging Applications
Edwin S. Beckenbach, Editor(s)

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