12 January 1999 Detection of eviscerated poultry spleen enlargement by machine vision
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Proceedings Volume 3544, Pathogen Detection and Remediation for Safe Eating; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.335774
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
The size of a poultry spleen is an indication of whether the bird is wholesomeness or has a virus-related disease. This study explored the possibility of detecting poultry spleen enlargement with a computer imaging system to assist human inspectors in food safety inspections. Images of 45-day-old hybrid turkey internal viscera were taken using fluorescent and UV lighting systems. Image processing algorithms including linear transformation, morphological operations, and statistical analyses were developed to distinguish the spleen from its surroundings and then to detect abnormal spleens. Experimental results demonstrated that the imaging method could effectively distinguish spleens from other organ and intestine. Based on a total sample of 57 birds, the classification rates were 92% from a self-test set, and 95% from an independent test set for the correct detection of normal and abnormal birds. The methodology indicated the feasibility of using automated machine vision systems in the future to inspect internal organs and check the wholesomeness of poultry carcasses.
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Yang Tao, Yang Tao, June Junqing Shao, June Junqing Shao, John Kirk Skeeles, John Kirk Skeeles, Yud-Ren Chen, Yud-Ren Chen, "Detection of eviscerated poultry spleen enlargement by machine vision", Proc. SPIE 3544, Pathogen Detection and Remediation for Safe Eating, (12 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335774; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.335774


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