Nuclei Segmentation using Deep Learning for single cell analysis (DeepCell).

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DeepCell is neural network library for single cell analysis, written in Python and built using TensorFlow and Keras.

DeepCell aids in biological analysis by automatically segmenting and classifying cells in optical microscopy images. This framework consumes raw images and provides uniquely annotated files as an output.

The jupyter session in the read docs are broken, but the one from the GitHub are functional (see usage example )


Human colon tissue

Submitted by Perrine on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 11:30

One of the principal challenges in counting or segmenting cells or cell nuclei is dealing with clustered objects such as in tissues. To help assess algorithms' performance in this regard, synthetic 3D image sets of human colon tissue are provided in two diferent levels of quality: high SNR and low SNR. Ground truth is available as well.


The interactive Watershed Fiji plugin provides an interactive way to explore local maxima and threshold values while a resulting label map is updated on the fly.

After the user has found a reliable parameter configuration, it is possible to apply the same parameters to other images in a headless mode, for example via ImageJ macro scripting.