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|Title:||Assessment of Vascular Changes in Retinal Images|
Ana Maria Mendonça
|Abstract:||The Arteriolar-to-Venular Ratio (AVR) is a well known index for the early diagnosis of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or cardio-vascular pathologies. This paper presents an automatic approach for the estimation of the AVR in retinal images. The proposed method includes vessel segmentation, vessel caliber estimation, optic disc detection, region of interest determination, artery/vein classification and finally AVR calculation. This method was evaluated using the images of the INSPIRE-AVR dataset. The mean error of the measured AVR values with respect to the reference ones was 0.05, which is identical to the one achieved by a medical expert using a semi-automated system, thus demonstrating the reliability of the herein proposed solution for AVR estimation.|
|Appears in Collections:||C-BER - Articles in International Conferences|
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