Cell Imaging Data

Nasal cytology is a medicine field that focuses on the examination of nasal mucosa cells with the objective of recognizing changes in the epithelium, which is frequently subjected to acute or chronic irritation and inflammation caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi; in the last decade, nasal cytology is becoming increasingly critical in diagnosing nasal conditions.


Of late, efforts are underway to build computer-assisted diagnostic tools for cancer diagnosis via image processing. Such computer-assisted tools require capturing of images, stain color normalization of images, segmentation of cells of interest, and classification to count malignant versus healthy cells. This dataset is positioned towards robust segmentation of cells which is the first stage to build such a tool for plasma cell cancer, namely, Multiple Myeloma (MM), which is a type of blood cancer. The images are provided after stain color normalization.