Cello an interactive system for image analysis

  • Bengtsson E 
  • Eriksson O 
  • Jarkrans T 
  • Nordin B 
  • Stenkvist B 
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 109)


CELLO is an interactive, command oriented image analysis system. It has been developed for applications in automated cytology i.e. for the development of microscopic cell image analysis algorithms but is very flexible and can be used for a wide range of image analysis applications.

The system allows interactive as well as batch processing. In fact the degree of user interaction is easily adapted to the users needs. The image processing language is command oriented and is easy to expand by adding new commands. This is mainly due to the fact that CELLO has a high degree of modularity. Each command has its own independently loadable program module. The system monitor itself also consists of several relatively independent modules.

CELLO has been implemented on a large mini computer, a PDP 11/55 equipped with a custom-built image display system. The display interface of the software is general so that almost any type of display terminal can be used. A simpler CELLO version that runs on a PDP 8 computer has also been developed.


Gray Level Image Text Editor Cervical Cell Internal Form Image Memory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bengtsson E 
    • 1
  • Eriksson O 
    • 2
  • Jarkrans T 
    • 2
  • Nordin B 
    • 2
  • Stenkvist B 
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsUppsala UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceUppsala UniversitySweden
  3. 3.Dept. of Clin. CytologyUppsala University HospitalSweden

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