Short survey: adaptive threshold methods used to segment immunonegative cells from simulated images of follicular lymphoma stained with 3,3'-Diaminobenzidine&Haematoxylin
Łukasz Roszkowiak, Anna Korzynska, Dorota Pijanowska
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 291–295 (2015)
Abstract. We perform a short survey of image thresholding methods for very specific task, and assess their performance comparison. We analyse performance of adaptive thresholding methods concerning segmentation of immunonegative cells of follicular lymphoma tissue samples stained with 3,3'-Diaminobenzidine\&Haematoxylin. We use artificial images based on experimental images that greatly simulates real samples and simplifies process of evaluation. We chose 8 methods of adaptive threshold segmentation, with different approach. They were applied to 6 different monochromatic images derived from original RGB images, by splitting layers, conversion to Lab colour space and colour deconvolution. Evaluation of the results was performed with basic statistical measures as sensitivity and specificity along with Jaccard's coefficient. We identify the thresholding algorithms with superior performance. Collected results will be used to design the new better method based on this approach.