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28 February 1985 High Speed Quantitative Digital Microscopy
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Proceedings Volume 0516, Diagnostic Imaging Applications; (1985)
Event: Diagnostic Imaging Applications, 1984, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Modern digital image processing hardware makes possible quantitative analysis of microscope images at high speed. This paper describes an application to automatic screening for cervical cancer. The system uses twelve MC6809 microprocessors arranged in a pipeline multiprocessor configuration. Each processor executes one part of the algorithm on each cell image as it passes through the pipeline. Each processor communicates with its upstream and downstream neighbors via shared two-port memory. Thus no time is devoted to input-output operations as such. This configuration is expected to be at least ten times faster than previous systems.
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Kenneth R. Castleman, Kenneth H. Price, Raymond Eskenazi, Musa M. Ovadya, and Mois A. Navon "High Speed Quantitative Digital Microscopy", Proc. SPIE 0516, Diagnostic Imaging Applications, (28 February 1985);

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