Segmentation of Electrophoretic Images in Doping Control

Herbert Ramoser, Jürgen Biber, Ivan Bajla, Igor Holländer

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A software system GASEPO1 has been developed as a tool for analysis and visualization of gel images used for detection of the doping substance recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO). This paper presents a method for the segmentation of bands, the objects whose properties are relevant for quantitative decision on doping positivity. A sequence of specifically tailored filtering and thresholding operations has been developed for automatic band segmentation in order to improce the accuracy of the quantitative analysis. The obtained results are evaluated in comparison to the ground truth obtained by manual expert segmentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMETMBS 2004
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventMETMBS 2004 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


ConferenceMETMBS 2004
Period1/01/04 → …

Research Field

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  • bioinformatics
  • doping control
  • EPO detection
  • electrophoretic gel image analysis


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