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Automatic segmentation of cells from microscopic imagery using ellipse detection

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8 Author(s)
N. Kharma ; Dept. of EC Eng., Concordia Univ., Montreal, Que. ; H. Moghnieh ; J. Yao ; Y. P. Guo
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Cell image segmentation is a necessary first step of many automated biomedical image-processing procedures. There certainly has been much research in the area. To this, a new method has been added, which automatically extracts cells from microscopic imagery, and does so in two phases. Phase 1 uses iterated thresholding to identify and mark foreground objects or `blobs' with an overall accuracy of >97%. Phase 2 of the method uses a novel genetic algorithms-based ellipse detection algorithm to identify cells, quickly and reliably. The mechanism, as a whole, has an accuracy rate >96% and takes <1 min (given our specific hardware configuration) to operate on a microscopic image

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IET Image Processing  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 1 )