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Performance Comparison of Two Ellipse Fitting-Based Cell Separation Algorithms
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 Title & Authors
Performance Comparison of Two Ellipse Fitting-Based Cell Separation Algorithms
Cho, Migyung;
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 Abstract
Cells in a culture process transform with time and produce many overlapping cells in their vicinity. We are interested in a separation algorithm for images of overlapping cells taken using a fluorescence optical microscope system during a cell culture process. In this study, all cells are assumed to have an ellipse-like shape. For an ellipse fitting-based method, an improved least squares method is used by decomposing the design matrix into quadratic and linear parts for the separation of overlapping cells. Through various experiments, the improved least squares method (numerically stable direct least squares fitting [NSDLSF]) is compared with the conventional least squares method (direct least squares fitting [DLSF]). The results reveal that NSDLSF has a successful separation ratio with an average accuracy of 95% for two overlapping cells, an average accuracy of 91% for three overlapping cells, and about 82% accuracy for four overlapping cells.
 Keywords
Cell separation;Ellipse fitting;Splitting overlapping cells;
 Language
English
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