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A novel method to count the red blood cells in thin blood films

Kareem, Saumya and Morling, Richard C.S. and Kale, Izzet (2011) A novel method to count the red blood cells in thin blood films. In: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Rio de Janeiro, 15-18 May 2011. IEEE, pp. 1021-1024. ISBN 9781424494736

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2011.5937742

Abstract

This paper describes a novel idea to identify the total number of red blood cells (RBCs) as well as their location in a Giemsa stained thin blood film image. This work is being undertaken as a part of developing an automated malaria parasite detection system by scanning a photograph of thin blood film in order to evaluate the parasitemia of the blood. Not only will this method eliminates the segmentation procedures that are normally used to segment the cells in the microscopic image, but also avoids any image pre-processing to deal with non uniform illumination prior to cell detection. The method utilizes basic knowledge on cell structure and brightness of the components due to Giemsa staining of the sample and detects and locates the RBCs in the image.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 15-18 May 2011
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:10945
Deposited On:27 Jul 2012 10:11
Last Modified:25 Jun 2013 12:02

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