Detection of Neurons on Images of the Histological Slices Using Convolutional Neural Network

Ivan Fomin, Viktor Mikhailov, Aleksandr Bakhshiev, Natalia Merkulyeva, Aleksandr Veshchitskii, Pavel Musienko

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An automatic analysis of images of the histological slices is one of main steps in process of description of structure of neural network in norm and pathology. Understanding of structure and functions of that networks may help to improve neuro-rehabilitation technologies and to translate experimental data to the clinical practice. Main problem of the automatic analysis is complexity of research object and high variance of its parameters, such as thickness and transparency of slice, intensity and type of histological marker, etc. Variance of parameters make every step of neuron detection very hard and complex task. We represent algorithm of neuron detection on images of spinal cord slices using deep neural network. Networks with different parameters are compared to previous algorithm that based on pixels’ filtration by color.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Computational Intelligence
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Deep learning
  • Image segmentation
  • NeuN
  • Neural networks
  • Neuron detection
  • Object detection
  • Spinal cord slices


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