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AUTOMATED MALARIA DETECTION FROM BLOOD SAMPLES USING IMAGE

PROCESSING

ABSTRACT:
Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease, caused by the protozoan parasites of
the genus Plasmodium and is transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito.
During this process, the red blood cells (RBCs) are used as hosts and are destroyed afterwards. It
is an important determinant in selecting the appropriate treatment and drug dose. Here we are
going to propose a method to detect the presence of malaria causing parasites in human
blood by applying various image processing techniques on the microscopic images of the
blood samples.

EXISTING SYSTEM:
Malaria is a curable disease if the patients have access to early diagnosis and prompt
treatment. Antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have an important role at the
periphery of health services capability because none of the rural clinics has the ability to
diagnose malaria on-site due to a lack of microscopes and trained technicians to evaluate blood
films. Furthermore, in regions where the disease is not endemic laboratory technologists have
very limited experience in detecting and identifying malaria parasites. An ever increasing
numbers of travellers from temperate areas each year visit tropical countries and many of them
return with a malaria infection.

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PROPOSED SYSTEM:
The detection of Malaria parasites is done by pathologists manually

using

Microscopes. So, the chances of false detection due to human error are high, which in turn
can result into fatal condition. This seminar curbs the human error while detecting the presence
of malaria parasites in the blood sample by using image processing and automation. We
achieved this goal using Image Segmentation smoothing processing techniques, gradient
edge detection technique to detect malaria parasites in images acquired from Giemsa
stained peripheral blood samples. The system in a robust manner so that it is unaffected by
the exceptional conditions and achieved high percentages of sensitivity, specificity, positive
prediction and negative prediction values. And the extraction of red blood cells achieves a
reliable performance and the actual classification of infected cells.

ADVATAGES:

Edge detection optimizes RBC count detection.

Labelling algorithm has been introduced which reduces the error rate of detection in state
of art method.

Bio medical application in Detection of Malaria.

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