Topology preserving stacs segmentation of protein subcellular location images

Lionel Coulot, Heather Kirschner, Amina Chebira, José M.F. Moura, Jelena Kovačević, Elvira Garcia Osuna, Robert F. Murphy

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Abstract

We present an algorithm for the segmentation of multicell fluorescence microscopy images. Such images abound and a segmentation algorithm robust to different experimental conditions as well as cell types is becoming a necessity. In cellular imaging, among the most often used segmentation algorithms is seeded watershed. One of its features is that it tends to oversegment, splitting the cells, as well as create segmented regions much larger than a true cell. This can be an advantage (the entire cell is within the region) as well as a disadvantage (a large amount of background noise is included). We present an algorithm which segments with tight contours by building upon an active contour algorithm - STAGS, by Pluempitiwiriyawej et al. We adapt the algorithm to suit the needs of our data and use another technique, topology preservation by Han et al., to build our topology preserving STACS (TPSTACS). Our algorithm significantly outperforms the seeded watershed both visually as well as by standard measures of segmentation quality: recall/precision, area similarity and area overlap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro - Proceedings
Pages566-569
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2006Apr 9 2006

Publication series

Name2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Proceedings
Volume2006

Other

Other2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period4/6/064/9/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Coulot, L., Kirschner, H., Chebira, A., Moura, J. M. F., Kovačević, J., Osuna, E. G., & Murphy, R. F. (2006). Topology preserving stacs segmentation of protein subcellular location images. In 2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Proceedings (pp. 566-569). [1624979] (2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Proceedings; Vol. 2006).