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Automatic Detection Of Microaneurysms In Retinopathy Fluoro-Angiogram
Author(s): Bruno Lay; Claude Baudoin; Jean-Claude Klein
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Paper Abstract

A computerized method for detecting microaneurysms is described, based upon the concepts introduced by the Mathematical Morphology. On the grey level image of a fluoroangiogram, magnified by a microscope, a first transformation, searching the regional minima, gives a binary image where appear vessels and microaneurysms. Then the microaneurysms are extracted using a shape criterion which selects almost circular particles among stretched particles in one direction. The most complex part is to discriminate diffusing microaneurysm (leakage of fluorescein) from vessel. The algorithm is tested on 25 angiograms. We obtain a good correlation between the automatic counting and the manual counting performed by three reading-technicians.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0432, Applications of Digital Image Processing VI, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936655
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Bruno Lay, Centre de Geostatistique et Morphologie Mathematique (France)
Claude Baudoin, INSERM (France)
Jean-Claude Klein, Centre de Geostatistique et Morphologie Mathematique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0432:
Applications of Digital Image Processing VI
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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