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Automated detection of changes in sequential color ocular fundus images
Author(s): Satoshi Sakuma; Tadashi Nakanishi; Yasuko Takahashi; Yuichi Fujino; Tetsuro Tsubouchi; Norimasa Nakanishi
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Paper Abstract

A recent trend is the automatic screening of color ocular fundus images. The examination of such images is used in the early detection of several adult diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Since this type of examination is easier than CT, costs less, and has no harmful side effects, it will become a routine medical examination. Normal ocular fundus images are found in more than 90% of all people. To deal with the increasing number of such images, this paper proposes a new approach to process them automatically and accurately. Our approach, based on individual comparison, identifies changes in sequential images: a previously diagnosed normal reference image is compared to a non- diagnosed image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310868
Show Author Affiliations
Satoshi Sakuma, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)
Tadashi Nakanishi, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)
Yasuko Takahashi, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)
Yuichi Fujino, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)
Tetsuro Tsubouchi, NTT Kantoh Teishin Hospital (Japan)
Norimasa Nakanishi, NTT Kantoh Teishin Hospital (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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