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Type: Artigo
Title: Methodology of high accuracy, sensitivity and specificity in the counts of erythrocytes and leukocytes in blood smear images
Author: Monteiro, Ana Carolina Borges
Iano, Yuzo
França, Reinaldo Padilha
Arthur, Rangel
Abstract: The evaluation of human blood is an important diagnostic method for the detection of diseases. The analysis of the erythrocytes contained in the blood contributes to the detection of anemia and leukemia, whereas the leukocyte analysis allows the diagnosis of inflammation and/or infections. The blood is analyzed through of the complete blood count test (CBC), which is dependent on automated and/or manual methodologies. The dependence of medical areas on new technologies leads the present study to the goal of developing an image segmentation algorithm that meets the criteria of efficiency and reliability for detection and counting of blood cells. The algorithm was developed through the Matlab software, being the image processing methodology based on the union of the Watershed transform and Morphological Operations, originating the WT-MO methodology. For the simulations, 30 blood smear images containing erythrocytes and leukocytes were used in a non-pathological state. The results showed that the WT-MO methodology presents high sensitivity (99%), specificity (96%) and accuracy (98,3%) when compared with the manual methodology. Therefore, the WT-MO methodology is an accurate, reliable and low-cost technique and can be applied as a third more accessible methodology to perform of the complete blood count test (CBC) in populations of underdeveloped and developing countries
metadata.dc.description.abstractalternative: Blood cells Watershed transform Morphological operations Blood smear Image processing Algorithm
Subject: Eritrócitos
Bacias hidrográficas
Manchas de sangue
Processamento de imagens
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-16053-1_8
Date Issue: 2019
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