A fast and reliable approach to cell nuclei segmentation in PAP stained cervical smears
2013 (English)In: CSI Transactions on ICT, ISSN 2277-9078Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Fast and reliable segmentation of cervical cellnuclei is one of the crucial steps of an automated screeningsystem that aims early detection of cervical cancer. In thispaper, we propose an edge based approach using custom-ized Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) ﬁlter to segment freelying cell nuclei in bright-ﬁeld microscope images of Papsmear. The LoG is generally employed as a second orderedge detector in image processing. The images may havethe challenges of inconsistent staining, overlapping andfolded cells. Experimenting proposed method over all typesof cervical images including sufﬁcient number of highgrade lesions of cervical cancer shows that our methodperforms well for stain varied images containing focusednuclei.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer India , 2013.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210422DOI: 10.1007/s40012-013-0028-yOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210422DiVA: diva2:662594