Techniques for Segmentation and Classification of Leukocytes in Blood Smear Images - A Review

S. Sapna, A. Renuka

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Abstract

Leukocytes present in the blood are responsible for providing protection against infections. Differential Blood Count is a medical procedure conducted by pathologists to identify and count the different kinds of leukocytes in blood to aid the identification of diseases. This procedure requires the pathologists to perform microscopic evaluation which is time consuming and human involvement in the process may produce error prone results. Many computer-aided systems have been designed to perform segmentation and categorization of leukocytes from the peripheral blood smear images to automate the process and reduce manual involvement. This paper presents a survey of different techniques proposed by researchers for segmentation and classification of leukocytes accentuating its pros and cons and the scope for future research in this context is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2017
EditorsN. Krishnan, M. Karthikeyan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066209
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-11-2018
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2017 - Tamilnadu, India
Duration: 14-12-201716-12-2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2017

Conference

Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2017
CountryIndia
CityTamilnadu
Period14-12-1716-12-17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications

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Sapna, S., & Renuka, A. (2018). Techniques for Segmentation and Classification of Leukocytes in Blood Smear Images - A Review. In N. Krishnan, & M. Karthikeyan (Eds.), 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2017 [8524465] (2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCIC.2017.8524465