Extracción de características morfológicas y análisis estadístico de imágenes digitales de microscopía de biomateriales con aplicaciones en ingeniería tisular (Morphological and statistical analysis of biomaterials with applications in tissue engineering by means of microscopy image processing)

Ramón Cardona Marsal (racarma3@aaa.upv.es)1, Manuel Salmerón Sánchez (masalsan@fis.upv.es)2, Ana Vallés Lluch (avalles@ter.upv.es)2, David Moratal (dmoratal@eln.upv.es)2

1Fundación de Investigación del Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia
2Universitat Politècnica de València

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: June 2011
Volume: 9,   Issue: 3 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This work presents the software implementation of a tissue engineering image analysis tool through the study of several biomaterials by means of different microscopy techniques (optical, scanning electron, and atomic force microscopy). With this tool, different quantitative information has been extracted from the microscopy image analysis of these biomaterials, as the number of objects, their mean size and the area they cover. Morphological characteristics, as the roundness or the porosity have been also obtained. All these quantitative information has permitted an statistical analysis over the obtained results.

Index Terms:
Morphological characteristics extraction, microscopy image analysis, digital image processing, quantification   

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