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Blood Vessel Enhancement and Segmentation for Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy

Author(s): Usman Akram | Ibaa Jamal | Anam Tariq

ISSN 1693-6930

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 327;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by the increase of insulin in blood and it is one of the main cuases of blindness in idusterlized countries. It is a progressive disease and needs an early detection and treatment. Vascular pattern of human retina helps the ophthalmologists in automated screening and diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. In this article, we present a method for vascular pattern ehnacement and segmentation. We present an automated system which uses wavelets to enhance the vascular pattern and then it applies a piecewise threshold probing and adaptive thresholding for vessel localization and segmentation respectively. The method is evaluated and tested using publicly available retinal databases and we further compare our method with already proposed techniques.
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