The Measurement of Wood Cell Parameters Using the Distance Transform


  • T. C. Peachey
  • C. F. Osborne


Cell wall, distance transform


In this paper we present a new approach to the quantitative assessment of cell wood boundaries, using image processing techniques based upon the distance transform. It is demonstrated that the method produces the parameters of wall thickness and boundary perimeter using objective measures to estimate these parameters. Further, it is possible, using this technique, to segment the image of a sample of Eucalyptus regnans (mountain ash) into rays, lumens, and cell walls with minimum human intervention.


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