2018 : Automatic Leukemia Cell Counting using Iterative Distance Transform for Convex Sets2018 : Automatic leukemia cell counting using iterative distance transform for convex sets

Prof. Ir. Handayani Tjandrasa M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr.Eng. Chastine Fatichah S.Kom, M.Kom


Abstract

The calculation of white blood cells on the acute leukemia microscopic images is one of the stages in the diagnosis of Leukemia disease. The main constraint on calculating the number of white blood cells is the precision in the area of overlapping white blood cells. The research on the calculation of the number of white blood cells overlapping generally based on geometry. However, there was still a calculation error due to over segment or under segment. This paper proposed an Iterative Distance Transform for Convex Sets (IDTCS) method to determine the markers and calculate the number of overlapping white blood cells. Determination of marker was performed on every cell both in single and overlapping white blood cell area. In this study, there were tree stages: segmentation of white blood cells, marker detection and white blood cell count, and contour estimation of every white blood cell. The used data testing …