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Automated Microaneurysm Segmentation and Detection using Generalized Eigenvectors

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Automated Microaneurysm Segmentation and Detection using Generalized Eigenvectors
Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness and microaneurysms are the first clinically observable manifestations of diabetic retinopathy. Regular screening and timely intervention can halt or reverse the progression of this disease. This paper describes an approach that is based on the generalized eigenvectors of affinity matrix to extract microaneurysms from digital retinal images. Microaneurysms are in the low intensity regions and detection is complicated by their small sizes, the presence of retinal vessels, and their similarity to another type of retinal abnormality – haemorrhages. In order to accurately detect microaneurysms, the affinity matrix is defined to suppress larger structures such as blood vessels, haemorrhages, etc and to create uniform affinity distribution for pixels belonging to microaneurysms. The generalized eigenvector solution seeks to find the optimal segmentation for microaneurysms and provides indication to the possible locations of microaneu...
P. M. D. S. Pallawala, Wynne Hsu, Mong-Li Lee, Say
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Type Conference
Year 2005
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Authors P. M. D. S. Pallawala, Wynne Hsu, Mong-Li Lee, Say Song Goh
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