Evaluation of Shape Descriptors for the Morphometric Analysis of Cell Nuclei

R. Gschwind, C. B. Umbricht, J. Torhorst, M. Oberholzer

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A series of shape descriptors were developed for the morphometrical analysis of cell nuclei. These included five descriptors measuring ellipticity, two measuring concavity, and one measuring the bending energy of a contour. These different shape descriptors were compared using a test sample of 1800 contours of cell nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-222
Number of pages10
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Bending energy
  • Cytomorphometry
  • Ellipticity factor-Concavity factor
  • Form factor
  • Proundness factor
  • Shabe descriptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cell Biology


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