Algorithm for the precise detection of single and cluster cells in microfluidic applications

Mathias Girault, Akihiro Hattori, Hyonchol Kim, Kenji Matsuura, Masao Odaka, Hideyuki Terazono, Kenji Yasuda

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Recent advances in imaging flow cytometry and microfluidic applications have led to the development of suitable mathematical algorithms capable of detecting and identifying targeted cells in images. In contrast to currently existing algorithms, we herein proposed the identification and reconstruction of cell edges based on original approaches that overcome frequent detection limitations such as halos, noise, and droplet boundaries in microfluidic applications. Reconstructed cells are then discriminated between single cells and clusters of round-shaped cells, and cell information such as the area and location of a cell in an image is output. Using this method, 76% of cells detected in an image had an error

Original languageEnglish
JournalCytometry. Part A : the journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Algorithm
  • Cell detection
  • Cell reconstruction
  • Droplet
  • Imaging processing
  • Microfluidic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Histology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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