Fully Automatic Heart Beat Rate Determination in Digital Video Recordings of Rat Embryos
2008 (English)In: ADVANCES IN MASS DATA ANALYSIS OF IMAGES AND SIGNALS IN MEDICINE, BIOTECHNOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND FOOD INDUSTRY, PRCEEDINGS / [ed] Perner P, Salvetti O, 2008, 27-37 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Embryo cultures of rodents is an established technique for monitoring adverse effects of chemicals on embryonic development. The assessment involves determination of the heart rate of the embryo which is usually done visually, a technique which is tedious and error prone. We present a new method for fully automatic heart detection in digital videos of rat embryos. First it detects the heart location, and then it counts the number of heart beats for a predetermined period of time. Using this automated method many more embryos can be evaluated at reasonable cost.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 27-37 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 5108
heart detection, energy, embryo, directional analysis
Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
Research subject Computerized Image Analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-88052DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-70715-8_3ISI: 000258397100003ISBN: 978-3-540-70714-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-88052DiVA: diva2:134231
3rd International Conference on Mass Data Analysis of Signal and Images in Medicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Food Industry Leipzig, GERMANY, JUL 14, 2008