Benjamin Xueqi Guan

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— This paper proposes an automated detection method with simple algorithm for detecting human embryonic stem cell (hESC) regions in phase contrast images. The algorithm uses both the spatial information as well as the intensity distribution for cell region detection. The method is modeled as a mixture of two Gaussians; hESC and substrate regions. The paper(More)
In this paper, we propose an automatic method to detect human embryonic stem cell regions. The proposed method utilizes the K-means algorithm with weighted entropy. As in phase contrast images the cell regions have high intensity variation, they usually yield higher entropy values than the substrate regions which have less intensity variation. Thus, the(More)
Blebbing is an important biological indicator in determining the health of human embryonic stem cells (hESC). Especially, areas of a bleb sequence in a video are often used to distinguish two cell blebbing behaviors in hESC: dynamic and apoptotic blebbings. This paper analyzes various segmentation methods for bleb extraction in hESC videos and introduces a(More)
This paper proposes a bio-driven algorithm that detects cell regions automatically in the human embryonic stem cell (hESC) images obtained using a phase contrast microscope. The algorithm uses both statistical intensity distributions of foreground/hESCs and background/substrate as well as cell property for cell region detection. The intensity distributions(More)
Human Embryonic Stem Cells (HESCs) are promising for the treatment of many diseases and for toxicological testing. There is a great interest among biologists to automatically determine the number of various types of cells in a population of mixed morphologies. This study addresses quantification of non-dynamic blebbing single unattached human embryonic stem(More)
—Human Embryonic Stem Cells (HESCs) possess the potential to provide treatments for cancer, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Type 1 diabetes mellitus etc. Consequently , HESCs are often used in the biological assay to study the effects of chemical agents in the human body. However, detection of HESC is often a challenge in phase contrast images.(More)
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