Published in Rahimi, S., Mogharreban, N., & Krovi, A. (2004). A directed FCM approach for analysis of stained tissues. IEEE Annual Meeting of the Fuzzy Information Processing, 2004. NAFIPS '04, 228-233. doi: 10.1109/NAFIPS.2004.1336282 ©2004 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


The use of digital imagery has increased phenomenally especially in the clinical field. These images are obtained from different modalities such as X-ray and MRI. Digital imaging of the more traditional imagery such as stained tissues has opened up new means of investigation. Hence a need to build a system to analyze the stained tissues and extract the salient information has risen. A Directed FCM Approach for Analysis of Stained Tissues introduces a modified FCM to analyze the tissues. The analysis can be controlled by the user by selecting the number of clusters, size of the clusters and the centers for the clusters. The results of this analysis are reported as the percent of changes in a specific square area.