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Segmentation Framework on Digital Microscope Images for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Diagnosis based on HSV Color Space

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 90 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2014
Kamal A. Eldahshan
Mohammed I. Youssef
Emad H. Masameer
Mohammed A. Mustafa

Kamal A Eldahshan, Mohammed I Youssef, Emad H Masameer and Mohammed A Mustafa. Article: Segmentation Framework on Digital Microscope Images for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Diagnosis based on HSV Color Space. International Journal of Computer Applications 90(7):48-51, March 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Kamal A. Eldahshan and Mohammed I. Youssef and Emad H. Masameer and Mohammed A. Mustafa},
	title = {Article: Segmentation Framework on Digital Microscope Images for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Diagnosis based on HSV Color Space},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {90},
	number = {7},
	pages = {48-51},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


Image segmentation is considered the most critical step in image processing and plays a vital role in computer vision especially in the medical field. In this work, the segmentation framework based on the color perception characteristics of eyes for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) images is proposed to segment each leukemia image into two regions: blasts and background. This work is based on nonlinear transformation of microscope color images from RGB color space to HSV color space. In the HSV color space, hue channel is used as a method in segmentation of WBC from its complicated background. The results show that the proposed segmentation framework can differentiate well between normal bone marrow and ALL and become useful for hematologists in further analysis.


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