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Automatic delineation of macular regions based on a locally defined contrast function

Kumar, JR Harish and Adhikari, Rittwik and Kamath, Yogish and Jampala, Rajani and Seelamantula, Chandra Sekhar (2017) Automatic delineation of macular regions based on a locally defined contrast function. In: 24th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2017, 17-20 September 2017, Beijing, pp. 1362-1366.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2017.8296504


We consider the problem of fovea segmentation and develop a technique for delineation of macular regions based on the active-disc formalism that we recently introduced. The outlining problem is posed as one of the optimization of a locally defined contrast function using gradient-ascent maximization with respect to the affine transformation parameters that characterize the active disc. For automatic localization of the fovea and initialization of the active disc, we use the directional-derivative-based matched filter. We report validation results on three publicly available fundus image databases, amounting to a total of 1370 fundus images for automatic fovea localization and 370 fundus images for fovea segmentation and macular regions delineation. The proposed method results in a fovea localization accuracy of 100%, 92%, and 99.4%, and an average Dice similarity index of 77.78%, 67.46%, and 76.56% on DRIVE, DIARETDB0, and MESSIDOR fundus image databases, respectively. We have also developed an ImageJ plugin and an iOS App based on the proposed method.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the IEEE Computer Society.
Keywords: Active disc; Fovea; Fundus images; Macular regions; Maculopathy; Segmentation
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 06:47
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 06:47
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/73238

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