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Nuclei segmentation of leukocytes in blood smear digital images

Naveed, Abbas and Dzulkiffi, Mohamad and Abdullah, Abdul Hanan and Al-Dhelaan, Abdullah and Al-Rodhaan, Miznah (2015) Nuclei segmentation of leukocytes in blood smear digital images. Pakistan Journal Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 28 (5). pp. 1801-1806. ISSN 1011-601X

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Abstract

The Leukocytes are differentiated from each other on the basis of their nuclei, demanded in many Medical studies, especially in all types of Leukemia by the Hematologists to note the disorder caused by specific type of Leukocyte. Leukemia is a life threatening disease. The work for diagnosing is manually carried out by the Hematologists involving much labor, time and human errors. The problems mentioned are easily addressed through computer vision techniques, but still accuracy and efficiency are demanded in terms of the basic and challenging step segmentation of Leukocyte's nuclei. The underlying study proposed better method in terms of accuracy and efficiency by designing a dynamic convolution filter for boosting low intensity values in the separated green channel of an RGB image and suppressing the high values in the same channel. The high values in the green channel become 255 (background) while the nuclei always have low values in the green channel and thus clearly appear as foreground. The proposed technique is tested on 365 images achieving an overall accuracy of 95.89%, while improving the efficiency by 10%. The proposed technique achieved its targets in a realistic way by improving the accuracy as well as the efficiency and both are highly required in the area.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58664
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
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