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Vessel Cross-Sectional Diameter Measurement on Color Retinal Image

Alauddin Bhuiyan, Baikunth Nath, Joey Chua, Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, A Fred (ed.), J Filipe (ed.), H Gamboa (ed.)

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2008

Abstract

Vessel cross-sectional diameter is an important feature for analyzing retinal vascular changes. In automated retinal image analysis, the measurement of vascular width is a complex process as most of the vessels are few pixels wide or suffering from lack of contrast. In this paper, we propose a new method to measure the retinal blood vessel diameter which can be used to detect arteriolar narrowing, arteriovenous (AV) nicking, branching coefficients, etc. to diagnose various diseases. The proposed method utilizes the vessel centerline and edge information to measure the width for a vessel cross-section. Using the Adaptive Region Growing (ARG) segmentation technique we obtain the edges of the b..

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