Relationship between cell size and weight of the human liver. An automated morphometric study

V. D. Tourassis, A. Dekker, K. Preston

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Using a machine-vision system for the analysis of multicolor multicellular images, an algorithm, consisting of cellular logic operators, was developed for estimating the average cross-sectional area of cells in the liver. A total of 28 three-color histologic images from 22 variable-weight autopsied livers were digitized and processed. The data collected showed a positive correlation, albeit weak, between the weight of the liver and the cell size. This correlation was not visually evident, which demonstrates the utility of machine vision in histopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalAnalytical and Quantitative Cytology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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