Red Blood based disease screening using marker controlled watershed segmentation and post-processing

Lepcha, Pooja, Srisukkham, Worawut, Zhang, Li and Hossain, Alamgir (2014) Red Blood based disease screening using marker controlled watershed segmentation and post-processing. In: 8th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA), 18-20 December 2014, Dhaka.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SKIMA.2014.7083556

Abstract

Cell segmentation is a challenging problem due to the complexity and nature of the blood cells. Traditional methods of counting the cells are slow, error prone and often influenced by the performance of the operator. This paper aims to segment and count Red Blood Cells (RBCs) automatically shown in microscopic blood images to determine the condition of the person under examination. We also aim to increase the accuracy of segmentation by precisely looking into the counting of the overlapped cells which is the most conventional challenging task faced by many researchers. The RBCs in this paper are segmented using the integration of marker controlled watershed segmentation with morphological operations. The result of the proposed algorithm was validated with the manual counting method, and a good conformity of about 93.13 % was obtained. The future work will involve segmentation of more complex overlapping cells and the development of Smartphone based realtime disease screening system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: abnormal ECG beat, artificial intelligence, ECG, ensemble classifier, feature extraction, neural network
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer Science and Digital Technologies
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22468

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