Automatic Delineation of Macular Regions Based on a Locally Defined Contrast Function

Kumar, Harish J R and Adhikari, Rittwik and Kamath, Yogish and Jampala, Rajani and Seelamantula, Chandra Sekhar (2017) Automatic Delineation of Macular Regions Based on a Locally Defined Contrast Function. In: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing - 2017, Beijing, China.

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We consider the problem of fovea segmentation and develop a technique for delineation of macular regions based on the active-disc formalism that we recently introduced. The outlining problem is posed as one of the optimization of a locally defined contrast function using gradient-ascent maximization with respect to the affine transformation parameters that characterize the active disc. For automatic localization of the fovea and initialization of the active disc, we use the directional-derivative-based matched filter. We report validation results on three publicly available fundus image databases, amounting to a total of 1370 fundus images for automatic fovea localization and 370 fundus images for fovea segmentation and macular regions delineation. The proposed method results in a fovea localization accuracy of 100%, 92%, and 99.4%, and an average Dice similarity index of 77.78%, 67.46%, and 76.56% on DRIVE, DIARETDB0, and MESSIDOR fundus image databases, respectively. We have also developed an ImageJ plugin and an iOS App based on the proposed method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 11:13
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 11:13

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