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An automatic device for detection and classification of malaria parasite species in thick blood film.

Authors
  • Kaewkamnerd, Saowaluck
  • Uthaipibull, Chairat
  • Intarapanich, Apichart
  • Pannarut, Montri
  • Chaotheing, Sastra
  • Tongsima, Sissades
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Bioinformatics
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
13 Suppl 17
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-S17-S18
PMID: 23281600
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This work presents an automatic device for both detection and classification of malaria parasite species on thick blood film. The system is based on digital image analysis and featured with motorized stage units, designed to easily be mounted on most conventional light microscopes used in the endemic areas. The constructed motorized module could control the movements of objective lens and microscope stage at high precision for effective acquisition of quality images for analysis. The analysis program could accurately classify parasite species, into Pf or Pv, based on distribution of chromatin size.

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