Novel image processing approach to detect malaria

David Mas, Belen Ferrer, Dan Cojoc, Sara Finaurini, Vicente Mico, Javier Garcia, Zeev Zalevsky

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Abstract In this paper we present a novel image processing algorithm providing good preliminary capabilities for in vitro detection of malaria. The proposed concept is based upon analysis of the temporal variation of each pixel. Changes in dark pixels mean that inter cellular activity happened, indicating the presence of the malaria parasite inside the cell. Preliminary experimental results involving analysis of red blood cells being either healthy or infected with malaria parasites, validated the potential benefit of the proposed numerical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20034
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015

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  • Biomedicine
  • Image processing
  • Malaria detection
  • Microscopy


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