Abstract

A method, system, and computer-readable medium for determining a number of mycobacteria in source image data of a sputum-smear sample are provided. First image data is extracted from the source image data of the sputum-smear sample. Binary image data is created from the extracted first image data. A plurality of groups of blobs is identified in the created binary image data. A distance between a pair of the identified plurality of groups of blobs is determined. If the distance is below a threshold value, the pair is combined as a single group of blobs. The determining is repeated for pairs of the identified plurality of groups of blobs, and the remaining groups of blobs are then classified.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number9196047
Priority date23-10-10
Filing date23-10-10
Publication statusPublished - 12-07-2012

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Tuberculosis
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Binary Image
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Galigekere, Ramesh R (Inventor) ; Nayak, Rohit (Inventor) ; Vishnu Prasad, S (Inventor). / Automated tuberculosis screening. Patent No.: 9196047. Oct 23, 2010.
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Galigekere, RR, Nayak, R & Vishnu Prasad, S Oct. 23 2010, Automated tuberculosis screening, Patent No. 9196047.

Automated tuberculosis screening. / Galigekere, Ramesh R (Inventor); Nayak, Rohit (Inventor); Vishnu Prasad, S (Inventor).

Patent No.: 9196047. Oct 23, 2010.

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