Mitosis Extraction in Breast-Cancer Histopathological Whole Slide Images

  • Vincent Roullier
  • Olivier Lézoray
  • Vinh-Thong Ta
  • Abderrahim Elmoataz
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6453)


In this paper, we present a graph-based multi-resolution approach for mitosis extraction in breast cancer histological whole slide images. The proposed segmentation uses a multi-resolution approach which reproduces the slide examination done by a pathologist. Each resolution level is analyzed with a focus of attention resulting from a coarser resolution level analysis. At each resolution level, a spatial refinement by semi-supervised clustering is performed to obtain more accurate segmentation around edges. The proposed segmentation is fully unsupervised by using domain specific knowledge.


Breast Cancer Dimensionality Reduction Locally Binary Pattern Visualization Tool Resolution Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Roullier
    • 1
  • Olivier Lézoray
    • 1
  • Vinh-Thong Ta
    • 2
  • Abderrahim Elmoataz
    • 1
  1. 1.ENSICAEN, CNRS, GREYC UMR 6072 - Équipe ImageUniversité de Caen Basse-NormandieFrance
  2. 2.LaBRIUniversité de Bordeaux – CNRS – IPBFrance

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