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Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

Volume 3687 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 165-173

On the Automatic 2D Retinal Vessel Extraction

  • C. Alonso-MontesAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversityDepartment of Computer Science, University of Coruña
  • , D. L. VilariñoAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversityDepartment of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • , M. G. PenedoAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversityDepartment of Computer Science, University of Coruña

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Abstract

Retinal vessel extraction has become an important task of medical image processing applications in order to diagnose ocular diseases. In this paper, a novel methodology is proposed to extract vessels automatically from retinal angiographies. The proposed methodology has been implemented by means of Cellular Neural Networks techniques to take advantage of their capabilities of massively parallel processing reducing computation time required.