Abnormal shape segmentation of red blood cell using image processing / Nur Raihan Ja’afar ... [et al.]

Ja’afar, Nur Raihan and Zainol Abidin, Siti Nazifah and Abu Mangshor, Nur Nabilah and Abdul Kadir, Siti Aisyah and Ahmad Zukri, Nurul Hidayah (2019) Abnormal shape segmentation of red blood cell using image processing / Nur Raihan Ja’afar ... [et al.]. Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal, 2 (1). pp. 65-73. ISSN 2637-0042


A healthy red blood cell functions to transfer oxygen from lungs to tissues and organ. The biconcave-disc shape of red blood cell maximizes the surface area to increase efficiency of oxygen absorption. Otherwise it is considered as abnormal which leads to blood disorder. Identification of blood disorders often starts with a complete blood count and supplemented by an examination of blood cells under a microscope. Some health centers provide additional
tests and imaging procedures to further diagnosis. High cost of advanced instruments and expertise brings to diagnosis using existence tools which maybe imprecise, inconsistent and has low reliability. Therefore, a system using technique of image processing is proposed to
segment the abnormal shape of red blood cells. Thresholding morphological operation and segmentation using morphological watershed transformation was applied in this study. The thresholding is the pre-processing method in eliminating unintended figures, while
morphological operation and morphological watershed transformation are processing methods where segmentation of the abnormal shape of red blood cell is performed. The amount of red blood cell images tested in this system was 40 images. The result of the system is the
segmented image of abnormal red blood cells. The accuracy rate of the resulted segmented image is 48.124%. This study is hoped to be useful in identification of abnormality of red blood cells for medical experts.


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Ja’afar, Nur Raihan
Zainol Abidin, Siti Nazifah
Abu Mangshor, Nur Nabilah
Abdul Kadir, Siti Aisyah
Ahmad Zukri, Nurul Hidayah
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Philosophy > Mathematical logic > Constructive mathematics > Algorithms
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Tapah Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal - DISCONTINUE
ISSN: 2637-0042
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 65-73
Keywords: Red Blood Cell; Image Processing; Shape Segmentation; Thresholding Watershed Morphological
Date: June 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39628
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