Diagnostics of Optic Nerve Head Pathologies using Structural Analysis of Eye Ultrasound B-scan Images

A. Kriščiukaitis, V. Valuckis, A. Kybartaitė-Žilienė, L. Kriaučiūnienė

Abstract

Optic nerve head drusen are congenital and developmental anomalies in a form of calcific degeneration in some of axons of the optic nerve head. Diagnostic difficulties may be encountered when drusen are buried deep within the nerve tissue in the optic nerve head, as they can resemble optic disc swelling or other pathologies. Diagnosing optical disc drusen correctly is important to avoid unnecessary work-up and to avoid overlooking potential serious conditions such as true papilledema. We propose the method based on structural analysis of the eye B-scan images combined with mathematical morphology to reveal valuable estimates reflecting pathogenic changes in the optic nerve and surrounding structures for improvement of diagnostic quality.

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Kriščiukaitis A., Valuckis V., Kybartaitė-Žilienė A. and Kriaučiūnienė L. (2016). Diagnostics of Optic Nerve Head Pathologies using Structural Analysis of Eye Ultrasound B-scan Images . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOIMAGING, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 101-104. DOI: 10.5220/0005762301010104


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@conference{bioimaging16,
author={A. Kriščiukaitis and V. Valuckis and A. Kybartaitė-Žilienė and L. Kriaučiūnienė},
title={Diagnostics of Optic Nerve Head Pathologies using Structural Analysis of Eye Ultrasound B-scan Images},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOIMAGING, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={101-104},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005762301010104},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOIMAGING, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Diagnostics of Optic Nerve Head Pathologies using Structural Analysis of Eye Ultrasound B-scan Images
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Kriščiukaitis A.
AU - Valuckis V.
AU - Kybartaitė-Žilienė A.
AU - Kriaučiūnienė L.
PY - 2016
SP - 101
EP - 104
DO - 10.5220/0005762301010104