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Validation Study on Retinal Vessel Caliber Measurement Technique

  • Fan HuangEmail author
  • Behdad Dashtbozorg
  • Jiong Zhang
  • Alexander Yeung
  • Tos T. J. M. Berendschot
  • Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 27)

Abstract

Changes in retinal vessel caliber are associated with several diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. The robust assessment of abnormality on vessels with different sizes is a challenging task. In this paper, we propose a robust and reliable method for the measurement of retinal vessel caliber. The method is validated on a dataset where the optic disc centered images are acquired using 6 different fundus cameras with a repetitive acquisitions. The results are compared with the semi-automatic software IVAN, where the relative errors are similar.

Keywords

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

Notes

Acknowledgements

This 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
  • Jiong Zhang
    • 1
  • Alexander Yeung
    • 2
  • 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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