Image Processing Approach for Detection of Leukocytes in Peripheral Blood Smears

Hegde, Roopa B and Keerthana, Prasad and Hebbar, Harishchandra N and Singh, Brij Mohan Kumar (2019) Image Processing Approach for Detection of Leukocytes in Peripheral Blood Smears. Journal of Medical Systems, 43 (114). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0148-5598

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Peripheral blood smear analysis is a gold-standard method used in laboratories to diagnose many hematological disorders. Leukocyte analysis helps in monitoring and identifying health status of a person. Segmentation is an important step in the process of automation of analysis which would reduce the burden on hematologists and make the process simpler. The segmentation of leukocytes is a challenging task due to variations in appearance of cells across the slide. In the proposed study, an automated method to detect nuclei and to extract leukocytes from peripheral blood smear images with color and illumination variations is presented. Arithmetic and morphological operations are used for nuclei detection and active contours method is for leukocyte detection. The results demonstrate that the proposed method detects nuclei and leukocytes with Dice score of 0.97 and 0.96 respectively. The overall sensitivity of the method is around 96%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peripheral blood smear analysis . Nuclei . Leukocytes . Automation . Computer aided detection
Subjects: Information Sciences > MCIS Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 09:08

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