M. Shane Hutson

SeedWater Segmenter paper published

Posted by on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in News.

David Mashburn

Research led by graduate student David Mashburn was recently published:

D.N. Mashburn, H.E. Lynch, X. Ma, M.S. Hutson (2012) “Enabling user-guided segmentation and tracking of surface-labeled cells in time-lapse image sets of living tissuesCytometry A 81A(5): 409–418.

SeedwaterSegmenter screenshot

Screenshot of SWS

This article details a method for improving the interactivity of watershed segmentation algorithms. With this improvement, one can quickly segment tens to hundreds of cells in hundreds of time-lapse images. The python program that handles the segmentation and user interaction is known as SeedWater Segmenter (SWS), and is available for download under a BSD license at Google Code.

There is also a screencast tutorial on using SWS available as an .avi movie. If the above link doesn’t work, you can try this alternate.

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