You Should Use Regression to Detect Cells

Philipp Kainz, Martin Urschler, Samuel Schulter, Paul Wohlhart, Vincent Lepetit

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Abstract

Automated cell detection in histopathology images is a hard problem due to the large variance of cell shape and appearance. We show that cells can be detected reliably in images by predicting, for each pixel location, a monotonous function of the distance to the center of the closest cell. Cell centers can then be identified by extracting local extremums of the predicted values. This approach results in a very simple method, which is easy to implement. We show on two challenging microscopy image datasets that our approach outperforms state-of-the-art methods in terms of accuracy, reliability, and speed. We also introduce a new dataset that we will make publicly available.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2015
Subtitle of host publication18th International Conference, Munich, Germany, October 5-9, 2015, Proceedings, Part III
EditorsNassir Navab, Joachim Hornegger, William M. Wells, Alejandro F. Frangi
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages276-283
Volume9351
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-24574-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24573-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

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  • Information, Communication & Computing

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  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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  • BioTechMed-Graz

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Kainz, P., Urschler, M., Schulter, S., Wohlhart, P., & Lepetit, V. (2015). You Should Use Regression to Detect Cells. In N. Navab, J. Hornegger, W. M. Wells, & A. F. Frangi (Eds.), Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2015: 18th International Conference, Munich, Germany, October 5-9, 2015, Proceedings, Part III (Vol. 9351, pp. 276-283). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer International Publishing AG . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24574-4_33