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Cellular Neural Networks, the Navier–Stokes Equation, and Microarray Image Reconstruction

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3 Author(s)
Zineddin, B. ; Dept. of Inf. Syst. & Comput., Brunel Univ., Uxbridge, UK ; Zidong Wang ; Xiaohui Liu

Although the last decade has witnessed a great deal of improvements achieved for the microarray technology, many major developments in all the main stages of this technology, including image processing, are still needed. Some hardware implementations of microarray image processing have been proposed in the literature and proved to be promising alternatives to the currently available software systems. However, the main drawback of those proposed approaches is the unsuitable addressing of the quantification of the gene spot in a realistic way without any assumption about the image surface. Our aim in this paper is to present a new image-reconstruction algorithm using the cellular neural network that solves the Navier-Stokes equation. This algorithm offers a robust method for estimating the background signal within the gene-spot region. The MATCNN toolbox for Matlab is used to test the proposed method. Quantitative comparisons are carried out, i.e., in terms of objective criteria, between our approach and some other available methods. It is shown that the proposed algorithm gives highly accurate and realistic measurements in a fully automated manner within a remarkably efficient time.

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Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 11 )