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Detection of abnormal cells by optical image processing
Author(s): Wilhelm R. A. Waidelich; Peter J.S. Hutzler; Raphaela M. Waidelich
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Paper Abstract

Optimized image formation is an essential step preceding automatic image analysis. We report about an optical device for automatic prescreening of cervical cytologic samples. The system should detect abnormal cells. Using band-pass filtering in the Fourier plane a detection of abnormal cells is possible. The main advantage of this method is its ability ofparallel processing in real time. That means we can handle a large object field at once in a microscope. We use a very simple parameter -the size of the cell nucleus- for a discrimination between normal and abnormal cells. As a typical result the detection of abnormal cells in a Papanicolaou smear by band-pass filtering is showed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4903, Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (15 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.486607
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Wilhelm R. A. Waidelich, Ludwid-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Peter J.S. Hutzler, GSF Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit (Germany)
Raphaela M. Waidelich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4903:
Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R. A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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