A Retinal Vessel Segmentation Algorithm with Convolutional Neural Network

  • Leiming Liu
  • Jiahao Li
  • Weicun Zhang
  • Dongmei FuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 582)


Accurate retinal vessel segmentation technology plays a critical role due to the changes in retinal blood vessels can be used to diagnose certain diseases. In this paper, we propose an application based on a new convolutional neural network for extracting retinal vessel particularly capillaries, which preserves image details as much as possible with different feature information. We evaluated this model on the DRIVE databases. Our results indicate that the network outperforms most competing approaches in term of accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, F1-score, the area under the ROC curve (AUC).


Retinal vessel Fully convolution network Deep learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leiming Liu
    • 1
  • Jiahao Li
    • 1
  • Weicun Zhang
    • 1
  • Dongmei Fu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Automation and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingHaidian District, BeijingChina

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