Computer vision approach to classification of circulating tumor cells
Current research into the detection and characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream can be used to assess the threat to a potential cancer victim. We have determined specific goals to further the understanding of these cells. 1) Full automation of an algorithm to overcome the current methods challenges of being labor-intensive and time-consuming, 2) Detection of single CTC cells amongst several million white blood cells given digital imagery of a panel of blood, and 3) Objective classification of white blood cells, CTCs, and potential sub-types. We demonstrate ...
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