Cytoplasm Image Segmentation by Spatial Fuzzy Clustering

  • Laura Caponetti
  • Giovanna Castellano
  • Vito Corsini
  • Teresa M. A. Basile
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6857)


This work presents an approach based on image texture analysis to obtain a description of oocyte cytoplasm which could aid the clinicians in the selection of oocytes to be used in the assisted insemination process. More specifically, we address the problem of providing a description of the oocyte cytoplasm in terms of regular patterns of granularity which are related to oocyte quality. To this aim, we perform a texture analysis on the cytoplasm region and apply a spatial fuzzy clustering to segment the cytoplasm into different granular regions. Preliminary experimental results on a collection of light microscope images of oocytes are reported to show the effectiveness of the proposed approach.


Image Segmentation Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Human Oocyte Oocyte Image Light Microscope Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Caponetti
    • 1
  • Giovanna Castellano
    • 1
  • Vito Corsini
    • 1
  • Teresa M. A. Basile
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di BariBariItaly

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