Zero Crossing Edge Detection and Contour Tracing for Segmentation of Cervical Cell Nucleus .

  • B.V. Ramesh Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory.
  • S. Raghunandan Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • K.R. Ramakrishnan Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Keywords: Algorithm, Gaussian operator .

Abstract

To automate the process of screening of normal and abnormal cervical cells, there is a need for automatic segmentation of the nucleus of these cells. This paper presents an algorithm using the Laplacian of Gaussian operator and contour tracer to segment the nucleus from the background. The algorithm has been tested on different kinds of images of cervical cells.

Author Biographies

B.V. Ramesh, Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory.
Mr. BV Ramesh Received  MSc (Electronics) from Bangalore University, in 1980and is presently working as a Scientist at DEBEL, Bangalore. He is also persuing PhD at the Indian Institute 'of Science , Bangalore. He is a member of the Indian Group of International Society for Stereology. He has a number of publications to his credit. His research interests include quantitative cytology , medical imaging, image processing and pattern recognition , and operating systems.
S. Raghunandan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Mr S Raghunandan received ME in Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, in 1988. He is currently persuing PhD in computer vision and image processing .His research interests include digital and biomedical image processing.
K.R. Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Dr KR Ramakrisbnan did BE, ME and PhD from Indian Institute of Science', Bangalore when he is an Associate Professor at present. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA. His curre interests include image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition.
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
RameshB., RaghunandanS., & RamakrishnanK. (2013). Zero Crossing Edge Detection and Contour Tracing for Segmentation of Cervical Cell Nucleus . Defence Science Journal, 43(3), 223-228. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.43.4225
Section
Special Issue Papers