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Study of Segmentation Technique and Stereology to Detect PCO Follicles on USG Images

Untari Novia Wisesty1, Irba Fairuz Thufailah1, Ria May Dewi1, Adiwijaya1 and Jondri1
  • 1 Telkom University, Indonesia


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal health problem in women who are in the reproductive period. One feature of this syndrome is that there are 12 or more follicles in the ovary with a diameter of 2-9 mm. This syndrome can cause menstrual cycles problems and even a problem in conceiving a child. Currently, follicle detection is still done manually by Obstetricians and it takes a long time to get accurate result. Therefore, a system that can detect follicles and calculate its size automatically is required. This paper uses Global Basic Threshold and Otsu Threshold method to get the form of follicles in the process of image binarization and follicle segmentation and stereology approach to calculate the number and diameter of the follicle. The result of system testing shows that the system with Global Basic Threshold method and stereology had a sensitivity rate of 86%, a specificity of 15 and a 33% detection size error rate. While using the method Otsu Threshold and stereology showed sensitivity results of 89%, specificity 14 and 35% detection size error rate.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 14 No. 3, 2018, 351-359


Submitted On: 31 January 2018 Published On: 13 March 2018

How to Cite: Wisesty, U. N., Thufailah, I. F., Dewi, R. M., Adiwijaya, & Jondri, (2018). Study of Segmentation Technique and Stereology to Detect PCO Follicles on USG Images. Journal of Computer Science, 14(3), 351-359.

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  • PCO
  • Follicle
  • Ultrasound Image
  • Otsu Threshold
  • Global Basic Threshold
  • Stereology