PC-based system for cell motility study using advanced image processing and Lab VIEW

Khoo Boon How, Alex See Kok Bin

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    Abstract

    The study of cell motility and behavior is very important in cell embryology, wound healing, host defense mechanisms, mechanisms of tumor cell metastasis and invasion. However, it is tedious and in many cases error-prone to track simultaneous changes that occur in a cell samples. Image processing on video sequence is widely used in cell tracking. Bright field microscopy is widely available due to its simplicity of setup. It does not require sample preparation which allows viewing of live cells. Various cell tracking techniques were proposed in the literature. However, these algorithms are not efficient enough compare with Vector Quantization (VQ). Vector quantization has the advantage able to combine the image decoding and processing steps. LBG algorithm is the most commonly used vector quantization method for image compression. The overview of the microscopic system is presented in paper. Issues regarding the cell image acquisition are discussed. Several programs are developed for cell image acquisition and for testing of vector quantization algorithms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCITSA 2007 - Int. Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and CCCT 2007 - Int. Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, Proceedings
    Pages9-12
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventInternational Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies 2007 - Orlando, United States of America
    Duration: 12 Jul 200715 Jul 2007
    Conference number: 4th/5th

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies 2007
    Abbreviated titleCITSA 2007/CCCT 2007
    CountryUnited States of America
    CityOrlando
    Period12/07/0715/07/07

    Keywords

    • Cell motility
    • Image processing
    • LabVIEW
    • Tracking
    • Vector quantization

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