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Presentation 2009-01-19 16:35
A novel hierarchical K-means clustering for white blood cells segmentation
Kuo-Ching Liu (China Medical Univ.), Hsien-Chu Wu, Jen-Yun Shiu (National Taichung Inst.of Tech.)
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) This paper presents a hierarchical K-means clustering scheme for white blood cell (WBC) segmentation in blood cell images. The proposed scheme solves the problem of WBC segmentation by manual manner traditionally. In the proposed hierarchical K-means clustering, there are three levels. The first level removes the background of the blood cell image, then large amount of red blood cells and a little of cytoplasm are discriminated in the second level. The last level obtains the nucleus of each white blood cell automatically. After clustering, this scheme recognizes cytoplasm of white blood cells by calculating the difference of pixel values between red band and green band in RGB color space. Experimental results show that the proposed method can segment nuclei and cytoplasm of white blood cells efficiently and accurately.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) WBC segmentation / K-means clustering / Color space / Blood cell image / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 385, MI2008-74, pp. 69-74, Jan. 2009.
Paper # MI2008-74 
Date of Issue 2009-01-12 (MI) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380

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Committee MI  
Conference Date 2009-01-19 - 2009-01-21 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) National Taiwan University 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Medical Imaging 
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Registration To MI 
Conference Code 2009-01-MI 
Language English 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) A novel hierarchical K-means clustering for white blood cells segmentation 
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Keyword(1) WBC segmentation  
Keyword(2) K-means clustering  
Keyword(3) Color space  
Keyword(4) Blood cell image  
1st Author's Name Kuo-Ching Liu  
1st Author's Affiliation China Medical University (China Medical Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Hsien-Chu Wu  
2nd Author's Affiliation National Taichung Institute of Technology (National Taichung Inst.of Tech.)
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3rd Author's Affiliation National Taichung Institute of Technology (National Taichung Inst.of Tech.)
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Date Time 2009-01-19 16:35:00 
Presentation Time 10 
Registration for MI 
Paper # IEICE-MI2008-74 
Volume (vol) IEICE-108 
Number (no) no.385 
Page pp.69-74 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-MI-2009-01-12 

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