Z.Yin, R. Bise, M. Chen and T. Kanade, "Cell Segmentation in Microscopy Imagery Using a Bag of Local Bayesian Classifiers," IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2010. [PDF]


Cell segmentation in microscopy imagery is essential for many bioimage applications such as cell tracking and shape analysis. To segment cells from the background accurately, we present a pixel classification approach that is independent of cell type or imaging modality. We train a set of Bayesian classifiers from clustered local training image patches. Each Bayesian classifier is an expert to make decision in its specific domain. The decision from the mixture of experts determines how likely a new pixel is a cell pixel. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach on four cell types with diverse morphologies under different microscopy imaging modalities.