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Finding Golgi Stacks in Electron Micrographs

Finding Golgi Stacks in Electron Micrographs

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Understanding and Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationMIUA
EditorsConstantino Reyes-Aldasoro, Greg Slabaugh
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherBritish Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1901725510
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Event18th Annual Conference in Medical Image Understanding and Analysis - London, United Kingdom


Conference18th Annual Conference in Medical Image Understanding and Analysis
Abbreviated titleMIUA 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Transmission electron microscopy (EM) can acquire images in which a range of subcellular organelles are clearly resolved simultaneously. There exist mature stereology techniques for extracting quantitative specimen information from section-based EM images and such techniques have been adopted successfully for use in immuno-EM. A bottleneck preventing the application of these nanomorphomics methods to high throughput applications is the recognition of organelle structures. This papers addresses this issue for one important organelle, the Golgi apparatus. A support vector machine is trained as a local Golgi detector based on rotationally invariant features. The SVM output is used to drive a graph-cuts segmentation. The ability of the method to detect and segment Golgi stacks is evaluated on a set of 36 micrographs.

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