Automated retinal vessel segmentation using Gabor filters and scale multiplication

Qin Li, Jia You, Lei Zhang, Prabir Bhattacharya

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Abstract

The accurate identification of the appearance of blood vessels in ocular fundus plays an important role in medical diagnosis of many diseases. The automated segmentation is helpful for eye care specialists to screen larger populations In contrast to the existing methods for computer aided diagnosis which, we propose a novel scheme which combines multiscale analysis and adaptive thresholding for vessel segmentation under various abnormal conditions such as vessel size and low contrast. Our method includes a multiscale analytical scheme based on Gabor filters and scale multiplication, and adaptive thresholding. The experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed algorithms which are good for detecting large and small vessels concurrently with robustness to denoise and enhance the responses at low contrast.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition, IPCV'06
Pages22-28
Number of pages7
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition, IPCV'06 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 200629 Jun 2006

Conference

Conference2006 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition, IPCV'06
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period26/06/0629/06/06

Keywords

  • Gabor filter
  • Multiscale analysis
  • Retinal vessel segmentation
  • Scale multiplication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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