Journal of Pathology Informatics

SYMPOSIUM - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-

Classification of mitotic figures with convolutional neural networks and seeded blob features


Christopher D Malon, Eric Cosatto 
 Department of Machine Learning, NEC Laboratories, America 4 Independence Way, Suite 200, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Correspondence Address:
Christopher D Malon
Department of Machine Learning, NEC Laboratories, America 4 Independence Way, Suite 200, Princeton, NJ 08540
USA

Background: The mitotic figure recognition contest at the 2012 International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) challenges a system to identify all mitotic figures in a region of interest of hematoxylin and eosin stained tissue, using each of three scanners (Aperio, Hamamatsu, and multispectral). Methods: Our approach combines manually designed nuclear features with the learned features extracted by convolutional neural networks (CNN). The nuclear features capture color, texture, and shape information of segmented regions around a nucleus. The use of a CNN handles the variety of appearances of mitotic figures and decreases sensitivity to the manually crafted features and thresholds. Results : On the test set provided by the contest, the trained system achieves F1 scores up to 0.659 on color scanners and 0.589 on multispectral scanner. Conclusions : We demonstrate a powerful technique combining segmentation-based features with CNN, identifying the majority of mitotic figures with a fair precision. Further, we show that the approach accommodates information from the additional focal planes and spectral bands from a multi-spectral scanner without major redesign.


How to cite this article:
Malon CD, Cosatto E. Classification of mitotic figures with convolutional neural networks and seeded blob features.J Pathol Inform 2013;4:9-9


How to cite this URL:
Malon CD, Cosatto E. Classification of mitotic figures with convolutional neural networks and seeded blob features. J Pathol Inform [serial online] 2013 [cited 2017 Nov 23 ];4:9-9
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