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Ellipse Detection by Hilbert-Edge Detection and Ranging (HEDAR)

This repository contains a MATLAB implementation of our HEDAR method as used in the paper "Combining Mathematical Morphology and the Hilbert Transform for Fully Automatic Nuclei Detection in Fluorescence Microscopy" (submitted to LNCS)

  • by Carl J. Nelson, Philip T. G. Jackson and Boguslaw Obara


This repository provides a MATLAB implementation for detecting ellipses and ellipse-like objects in 2D greyscale images.

This project contains three MATLAB functions:

  1. Main HEDAR code, see Algorithm 2 in the paper (hedar.m)
  2. A helper function that creates binary images of ellipses (ellipse2.m)

For general usage:

  • Open MATLAB, right click project directory and add to path.
  • From the command prompt, call data=hedar(im); to run on image im with default options.
  • Alternatively, define the parameters, as discussed in the paper (submitted) and the code preamble.


This code is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 3.

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