#144: Segmentation of breast cancer tissue microarrays for computer-aided diagnosis in pathology


Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems for pathologists can act as an intelligent digital assistant supporting automated grading and morphometric-based discovery of tissue features that are important in cancer diagnosis and patient prognosis. Automated image segmentation is an essential com- ponent of computer-based grading in CAD. We describe a novel tissue segmentation algorithm using local feature-based active contours in a globally convex formulation. Preliminary results using the Stanford Tissue MicroArray database shows promising stromal/epithelial superpixel segmentation.