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A Comparative Study Towards the Establishment of an Automatic Retinal Vessel Width Measurement Technique

  • Fan HuangEmail author
  • Behdad Dashtbozorg
  • Alexander Ka Shing Yeung
  • Jiong Zhang
  • Tos T. J. M. Berendschot
  • Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10554)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose an automatic technique for the assessment of retinal vessel caliber in fundus images using a fully automatic technique exploiting a multi-scale active contour technique. The proposed method is compared with the well-known semi-automated IVAN software and the Vampire width annotation tool. Experimental results show that our approach is able to provide fast and fully automatic caliber measurements with similar caliber measurement and comparable system error as the IVAN software. It will benefit the analysis of quantitative retinal vessel caliber measurements in large-scale screening programs.

Keywords

Vessel width Arteriolar-to-venular ratio Fundus images Active contour Diabetes 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The work is part of the Hé Programme of Innovation Cooperation, which is financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), dossier No. 629.001.003.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fan Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Behdad Dashtbozorg
    • 1
  • Alexander Ka Shing Yeung
    • 2
  • Jiong Zhang
    • 1
  • Tos T. J. M. Berendschot
    • 2
  • Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University Eye Clinic MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical and Information EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina

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