Extraction of Retinal Blood Vessels from Retinal Fundus Image for Computer Aided Diagnosis

Pal, Aniruddha L and Prabhu , Srikanth and Niranjana , S (2015) Extraction of Retinal Blood Vessels from Retinal Fundus Image for Computer Aided Diagnosis. In: Proceedings of NJCIET, 2015, Canara Engineering College Mangalore.

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Changes in the retinal blood vessel features are the first indications of many cardio-vascular disease. Detection and analysis of these changes can help the patient to take the early action to arrest the progression of the disease. Automation of this process will not only reduce the time required but also decrease the cost associated with trained clinicians and remove the factor of human error associated with manual grading. In this paper we propose a simple, fast and efficient retinal blood vessel algorithm which uses an image processing concept called as mathematical morphology. The developed algorithm was tested on two publicly available databases DRIVE and STARE. The results were then quantitatively evaluated in terms of values of sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. High values of evaluation parameters and negligible computation proved the feasibility of the application of the algorithm in real time. The main advantage of the algorithm is that it performs well at extracting vessels even from pathological images

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fundus image, mathematical morphology, structuring element, CLAHE, opening, closing, erosion, dilation, top-hat transform
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biomedical
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Computer Science and Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2015 08:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142905

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