A novel proximity graph: Circular neighborhood cell graph for histopathological tissue image analyzing


SERİN F., ERTÜRKLER M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMAGING SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.311-326, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ima.22372
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMAGING SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.311-326

Özet

The cell is the smallest unit of living beings, which has structural and functional properties. Almost all cell behaviors are regulated by various intracellular reactions initiated by the signaling. The signaling and the distance between cells influence each other. Thus, cell-location-based modeling and analyzing of histopathological tissues provide important information to the expert. In literature, methods such as distance-based threshold, K-Nearest Neighbor, Voronoi graphs, Delaunay triangulation, and colored graph have been used. However, circular neighborhood relationships of cells have not been considered by any CAD system so far despite of its crucial impact. Thus, we developed the circular neighborhood cell-graph. Histopathological images of liver were classified by using features extracted from T-Distance, K-Nearest Neighbor, Voronoi, Delaunay, and the proposed cell-graph. Then, the classification performances of the methods were compared. Experimental results show that liver tissue images can be classified with accuracy of 95.7% by using the features provided by the proposed cell-graph model.