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Authors: Zafer Yavuz ; Cevat Ikibas and Cemal Kose

Affiliation: Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

ISBN: 978-989-674-019-1

Keyword(s): Retinal image processing, Vessel diameter, Retinal vessel tracking, Automatic measurement and tracking, Thinning algorithm.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Bioinformatics ; Biomedical Engineering ; Image Analysis

Abstract: Retinal image processing provides tools for automatic diagnosis and monitoring of retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy (DR), age related macular degeneration (ARMD), glucoma and such. The properties of vessel structures on the other hand are widely utilized in locating morphologic structures such as optic disc and macula and in automatic diagnosis of the retinal diseases. Due to the importance of retinal vessels, we propose a simple approach for vessel tracking and measuring vessel diameter in retinal fundus images. Images having manually segmented retinal vasculatures are obtained from STARE database and used in this study. Our method first finds the midlines of the vessel network on the segmented images by employing Zhang-Suen thinning algorithm and then tracks the vessel branches through those midlines. Lastly, the diameters of the vessel segments in different parts of the vasculature are calculated along with the tracking operation. The performed test results show that t he proposed automatic method is quite successfully tracks the vessel network and measure the diameter. (More)

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Yavuz Z.; Ikibas C.; Kose C. and (2010). A SIMPLE ANALYTIC APPROACH FOR TRACKING RETINAL VESSELS AND MEASURING THEIR DIAMETERS.In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bioinformatics - Volume 1: BIOINFORMATICS, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-019-1, pages 13-18. DOI: 10.5220/0002694200130018

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author={Zafer Yavuz and Cevat Ikibas and Cemal Kose},
title={A SIMPLE ANALYTIC APPROACH FOR TRACKING RETINAL VESSELS AND MEASURING THEIR DIAMETERS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bioinformatics - Volume 1: BIOINFORMATICS, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
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doi={10.5220/0002694200130018},
isbn={978-989-674-019-1},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bioinformatics - Volume 1: BIOINFORMATICS, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - A SIMPLE ANALYTIC APPROACH FOR TRACKING RETINAL VESSELS AND MEASURING THEIR DIAMETERS
SN - 978-989-674-019-1
AU - Yavuz, Z.
AU - Ikibas, C.
AU - Kose, C.
PY - 2010
SP - 13
EP - 18
DO - 10.5220/0002694200130018

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