Accession Number : AD0760332

Title :   An Automated Measurement System for Myelinated Axons.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO COMPUTER SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Susarla,Sarma V. ; Kline,Raymond M.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : An automated system for performing measurements on objects in optical images is described. The system is specifically applied to the problem of obtaining the diameter histogram of myelinated axons from electron micrographs. Man-machine interaction is used for the identification of axons in the picture, while edge following and numerical integration techniques are employed in the measurement. Extensive data are presented showing performance characteristics of the system. Finally, an automated axon recognition algorithm of modest capabilities is described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, OPTICAL IMAGES), (*NERVE CELLS, PATTERN RECOGNITION), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, PICTURES, GRAPHICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE