Journal of Medical Systems

, 38:7 | Cite as

A New Method Based on Adaptive Discrete Wavelet Entropy Energy and Neural Network Classifier (ADWEENN) for Recognition of Urine Cells from Microscopic Images Independent of Rotation and Scaling

  • Derya Avci
  • Mehmet Kemal Leblebicioglu
  • Mustafa Poyraz
  • Esin Dogantekin
Original Paper


So far, analysis and classification of urine cells number has become an important topic for medical diagnosis of some diseases. Therefore, in this study, we suggest a new technique based on Adaptive Discrete Wavelet Entropy Energy and Neural Network Classifier (ADWEENN) for Recognition of Urine Cells from Microscopic Images Independent of Rotation and Scaling. Some digital image processing methods such as noise reduction, contrast enhancement, segmentation, and morphological process are used for feature extraction stage of this ADWEENN in this study. Nowadays, the image processing and pattern recognition topics have come into prominence. The image processing concludes operation and design of systems that recognize patterns in data sets. In the past years, very difficulty in classification of microscopic images was the deficiency of enough methods to characterize. Lately, it is seen that, multi-resolution image analysis methods such as Gabor filters, discrete wavelet decompositions are superior to other classic methods for analysis of these microscopic images. In this study, the structure of the ADWEENN method composes of four stages. These are preprocessing stage, feature extraction stage, classification stage and testing stage. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and adaptive wavelet entropy and energy is used for adaptive feature extraction in feature extraction stage to strengthen the premium features of the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) classifier in this study. Efficiency of the developed ADWEENN method was tested showing that an avarage of 97.58 % recognition succes was obtained.


Urine cells recognition Image processing Feature extraction Discrete wavelet transform Microscopic images Artificial Neural Network classifier 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Derya Avci
    • 1
  • Mehmet Kemal Leblebicioglu
    • 2
  • Mustafa Poyraz
    • 1
  • Esin Dogantekin
    • 3
  1. 1.Engineering Faculty, Department of Electrical-Electronic EngineeringFirat UniversityElazigTurkey
  2. 2.Engineering Faculty, Department of Electrical-Electronic EngineeringMidle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Zirve University Emine-Bahaeddin Nakiboglu Medicine FacultyGaziantepTurkey

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