Sperm cells segmentation in micrographic images through Lambertian reflectance model

Rosario Medina-Rodríguez, Luis Guzmán-Masías, Hugo Alatrista-Salas, Cesar Beltrán-Castañón

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Abstract

Nowadays, male infertility has increased worldwide. Therefore, a rigorous analysis of sperm cells is required to diagnose this problem. Currently, this analysis is performed based on the expert opinion. In order to support the experts in fertility diagnosis, several image processing techniques have been proposed. In this paper, we present an approach that combines the Lambertian model based on surface reflectance with mathematical morphology for sperm cells segmentation in micrographic images. We have applied our approach to a set of 73 images. The results of our approach have been evaluated based on ground truth segmentations and similarity indices, finding a high correlation between our results and manual segmentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer analysis of images and patterns
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference, CAIP 2015, Valletta, Malta, September 2-4, 2015, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsGeorge Azzopardi, Nicolai Petkov
Place of PublicationCham
Pages664-674
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319231167
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference, CAIP 2015, Valletta, Malta, September 2-4, 2015, Proceedings, Part II

- Valletta, Malta
Duration: 2 Sep 20154 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9257
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference16th International Conference, CAIP 2015, Valletta, Malta, September 2-4, 2015, Proceedings, Part II

Country/TerritoryMalta
CityValletta
Period2/09/154/09/15

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