Pattern Recognition of IVF’s Early Embryo Images Based on Support Vector Machines and Texture Features

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2018 by IJETT Journal
Volume-66 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Li-Hui Wang, Zhi-Xiang Fu, Su-Zhe Ye, Da-Guan Ke
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V66P202


MLA Style: Li-Hui Wang, Zhi-Xiang Fu, Su-Zhe Ye, Da-Guan Ke "Pattern Recognition of IVF’s Early Embryo Images Based on Support Vector Machines and Texture Features" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 66.1 (2018): 7-11.

APA Style:Li-Hui Wang, Zhi-Xiang Fu, Su-Zhe Ye, Da-Guan Ke (2018). Pattern Recognition of IVF’s Early Embryo Images Based on Support Vector Machines and Texture Features. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 66(1), 7-11.

For the evaluation of the implantation potential of IVF early embryos, it is necessary to culture the in vitro cultured embryos to the cleavage stage with morphological characteristics. Shortening the culture time of embryos in vitro is important and difficult in IVF technology, because embryos with shorter developmental time do not have morphological features, and clinicians cannot evaluate embryo quality from embryonic images. The most basic feature that can be obtained from the embryo images is texture information. This study uses two features commonly used in texture features: Local Binary Pattern (LBP) and Gray Level Co-occurrence Matrix (GLCM) as indicators for evaluating the implantation potential of IVF early embryos. In this study, the early embryo images with a developmental duration of only 2 h are used. Support Vector Machines (SVM) are used for pattern recognition of embryo images. After finding the best feature combination by feature selection method, all data is divided into training set and test set. The training set is used to build the model, and the test set verifies the robustness of the model. The accuracy of the ten-fold cross-validation of all samples under the best feature combination is reaches 84.72%, the accuracy of the test set is reaches 77.67%, and the AUC value is 0.78.

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in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, Pattern recognition, Neural Networks, SVM, Texture feature, LBP, GLCM.