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In Mathematical biosciences and engineering : MBE

As the basic units of the human body structure and function, cells have a considerable influence on maintaining the normal work of the human body. In medical diagnosis, cell examination is an important part of understanding the human function. Incorporating cell examination into medical diagnosis would greatly improve the efficiency of pathological research and patient treatment. In addition, cell segmentation and identification technology can be used to quantitatively analyze and study cellular components at the molecular level. It is conducive to the study of the pathogenesis of diseases and to the formulation of highly effective disease treatment programs. However, because cells are of diverse types, their numbers are huge, and they exist in the order of micrometers, detecting and identifying cells without using a deep learning-based computer program are extremely difficult. Therefore, the use of computers to study and analyze cells has a certain practical value. In this work, target detection theory using deep learning is applied to cell detection. A target recognition network model is built based on the faster region-based convolutional neural network (R-CNN) algorithm, and the anchor box is designed in accordance with the characteristics of the data set. Different design methods influence cell detection results. Using the object detection method based on our novel faster R-CNN framework to detect the cell image can help improve the speed and accuracy of cell detection. The method has considerable advantages in dealing with the identification of flowing cells.

Wen Tingxi, Wu Hanxiao, Du Yu, Huang Chuanbo

2020-Nov-06

** anchor box , cell recognition , convolutional neural network , faster R-CNN , object detection **