Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a key site of pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A key first step toward developing statistical quantifications of RPE morphology is image analysis of RPE flatmount. This thesis work aims to facilitate image analysis by developing a procedure for automated selecting regions with biological information from flatmount images. Our new approach, based on clustering analysis, can extract informative regions from a typical flatmount image of a mouse eye within one minute, a three order magnitude time saving improvement from the current manual procedure. This method is already contributing to the image analysis of RPE flatmounts.
Guo, Shuman, "A Novel Method for Automated Cell Image Selection." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2012.