Segmentation of White Blood Cells through Nucleus Mark Watershed Operations and Mean Shift Clustering
AbstractThis paper presents a novel method for segmentation of white blood cells (WBCs) in peripheral blood and bone marrow images under different lights through mean shift clustering, color space conversion and nucleus mark watershed operation (NMWO). The proposed method focuses on obtaining seed points. First, color space transformation and image enhancement techniques are used to obtain nucleus groups as inside seeds. Second, mean shift clustering, selection of the C channel component in the CMYK model, and illumination intensity adjustment are employed to acquire WBCs as outside seeds. Third, the seeds and NMWO are employed to precisely determine WBCs and solve the cell adhesion problem. Morphological operations are further used to improve segmentation accuracy. Experimental results demonstrate that the algorithm exhibits higher segmentation accuracy and robustness compared with traditional methods. View Full-Text
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Liu, Z.; Liu, J.; Xiao, X.; Yuan, H.; Li, X.; Chang, J.; Zheng, C. Segmentation of White Blood Cells through Nucleus Mark Watershed Operations and Mean Shift Clustering. Sensors 2015, 15, 22561-22586.
Liu Z, Liu J, Xiao X, Yuan H, Li X, Chang J, Zheng C. Segmentation of White Blood Cells through Nucleus Mark Watershed Operations and Mean Shift Clustering. Sensors. 2015; 15(9):22561-22586.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Zhi; Liu, Jing; Xiao, Xiaoyan; Yuan, Hui; Li, Xiaomei; Chang, Jun; Zheng, Chengyun. 2015. "Segmentation of White Blood Cells through Nucleus Mark Watershed Operations and Mean Shift Clustering." Sensors 15, no. 9: 22561-22586.