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Interactive edge detection and tracing in cellular nuclei images using B-splines and neural network

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6 Author(s)
Barrios, Victor ; Carabobo Univ., Valencia, Venezuela ; Reigosa, A. ; Montilla, G. ; Hernandez, L.
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During the analysis of histological images of cancer tissue, the specialist must carefully look for cellular shapes and sizes, as well as orientation, in order to make a diagnosis. This work develops an interactive auxiliary method to help the physician to quickly trace the edge for each cell, as selected by him (her) in a microscopic image. The method is based in a gradient and gray-level study of the image, along a series of radials centered in a selected cell. The analysis outputs a set of points from which the edge points are selected. The edge tracing is then performed using the B-spline method

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1995., IEEE 17th Annual Conference  (Volume:1 )

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20-25 Sep 1995