Identifying Cells in Histopathological Images

Cheng J., Veronika M., Rajapakse J. C.

20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 26 April 2010, vol.6388, pp.244-252 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6388
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-252


We present an image analysis pipeline for identifying cells in histopathology images of cancer. The analysis starts with segmentation using multi-phase level sets, which is insensitive to initialization and enables automatic detection of arbitrary objects. Morphological operations are used to remove small spots in the segmented images. The target cells are then identified based on their features. The detected cells were compared with the manual detection performed by pathologists. The quantitative evaluation shows promise and utility of our technique.