1 November 1982 Computer-Aided Diagnosis Of Leukemic Blood Cells
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Proceedings Volume 0375, Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation; (1982) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934651
Event: 1st International Symposium on Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation, 1982, Berlin, Germany
In a first clinical test, computer programs are being used to diagnose leukemias. The data collected include blood samples from patients suffering from acute myelomonocytic-, acute monocytic- and acute promyelocytic, myeloblastic, prolymphocytic, chronic lymphocytic leukemias and leukemic transformed immunocytoma. The proper differentiation of the leukemic cells is essential because the therapy depends on the type of leukemia. The algorithms analyse the fine chromatin texture and distribution in the nuclei as well as size and shape parameters from the cells and nuclei. Cells with similar nuclei from different leukemias can be distinguished from each other by analyzing the cell cytoplasm images. Recognition of these subtle differences in the cells require an image sampling rate of 15-30 pixel/micron. The results for the entire data set correlate directly to established hematological parameters and support the previously published initial training set .
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U. Gunter, U. Gunter, H. Harms, H. Harms, M. Haucke, M. Haucke, H. M. Aus, H. M. Aus, V. ter Meulen, V. ter Meulen, } "Computer-Aided Diagnosis Of Leukemic Blood Cells", Proc. SPIE 0375, Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation, (1 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934651; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934651

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