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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

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Cell nuclei extraction from breast cancer histopathologyimages using colour, texture, scale and shape information

Antoine Veillard12*, Maria S Kulikova1 and Daniel Racoceanu12

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1 IPAL– UMI CNRS, 1 Fusionopolis Way, #21-01 Connexis, 138632 Singapore

2 School of Computing, National University of Singapore, 117417 Singapore

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S5  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S5

Published: 30 September 2013

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Standard cancer diagnosis and prognosis procedures such as the Nottingham Grading System for breast cancer incorporate a criterion based on cell morphology known as cytonuclear atypia. Therefore, algorithms able to precisely extract the cell nuclei are a requirement in computer-aided diagnosis applications.