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We report the investigation of the identification and measurement of region of interest (ROI) in quantitative phase-contrast maps (QPMs) of biological cells by digital holographic microscopy (DHM), with the aim to analyze the 3D positions and 3D morphology together. We consider as test case for our tool the in vitro bull sperm head morphometry analysis. Extraction and measurement of various morphological parameters are performed by using two methods: the anisotropic diffusion filter, that is based on the Gaussian diffusivity function which allows more accuracy of the edge position, and the simple thresholding filter. In particular we consider the calculation of area, ellipticity, perimeter, major axis, minor axis and shape factor as a morphological parameter, instead, for the estimation of 3D position, we compute the centroid, the weighted centroid and the maximum phase values. A statistical analysis on a data set …
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
23 May 2013

Pasquale Memmolo, Lisa Miccio, Francesco Merola, Paolo A Netti, Giuseppe Coppola, Pietro Ferraro

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Volume: 8792 Pages: 87920R
Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials