Abstract

Embryonic stem (ES) cells are an important factor in the development of cell-based therapeutic strategies. In this work, the use of digital holographic interferometric microscopy and statistical identification for automatic discrimination of ES cells and fibroblast (FB) cells is discussed in detail. The proposed algorithm first reduces the complex data structure to lower dimensions. Then, based on asymptotic normality, model-based clustering and linear discriminant analysis are applied to the transformed data to obtain the classification between ES and FB cells. The proposed algorithm is robust because it does not depend on parametric assumptions and can be extended to the classification of other cell image data. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate the performance of the system.

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