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Exploring neuronal synapses with directional and symmetric frame filters with small support
Author(s): Nikolaos Atreas; Nikolaos Karantzas; Manos Papadakis; Theodoros Stavropoulos
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Paper Abstract

Spines are protrusions of neuronal dendritic surfaces. These subcellular compartments are essential in neuronal information processing since electrical signals from other neurons are transmitted to dendrites via synaptic gateways located at dendritic spines. One of the important tasks for assessing synaptic strength is estimating the volume of spines, which is quite challenging because the image resolution for spines in live animal microscopy images is low and the level of noise is high. In order to carry out this task we develop a method for spine surface segmentation using sparse representations based on directional 3D filters with small spatial support.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2017
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 10394, Wavelets and Sparsity XVII, 1039413 (21 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275213
Show Author Affiliations
Nikolaos Atreas, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Nikolaos Karantzas, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Manos Papadakis, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Theodoros Stavropoulos, National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10394:
Wavelets and Sparsity XVII
Yue M. Lu; Dimitri Van De Ville; Manos Papadakis, Editor(s)

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