Image analysis of breast tissue microarrays

A breast tissue microarray (TMA) comprises a set of biopsies taken as part of the diagnostic procedure to determine if any tissue is diseased with for example cancer. As part of the diagnostic procedure trained pathologists spend a great deal of time (and cost!) in examining the clustering of cell organelle as well as any abnormalities in cell structure that may be present. Unfortunately this is still a manual effort subject to human error and uses the limited time available to these trained medical professionals.

This project takes a critical element of this diagnostic procedure, the analysis of histochemically stained slides. Which is fundamental to any complete biopsy analysis. Providing an unsupervised solution to the automation of one such analysis; color deconvolution of histochemically stained TMA slides by using computer vision practices.

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