Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Donna Kaminski

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The goal of this project was to successfully apply a heuristic search algorithm in the image analysis environment of the Magiscan II Image Analysis System. The purpose of this particular application was to enable the specific segmentation of a white blood cell image by outlining the boundary of the cell nucleus, a process not currently possible with the existing system software.

The method used involved tracing boundaries by choosing points based on a calculated cost factor. The cost factor has several input parameters that will enable it to be applied in a wide variety of applications. Several different cells' nuclei were traced to demonstrate the algorithm 's performance.

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Biomedical Commons