Cree, M. J., Leandro, J. J. G., Soares, J. V. B., Cesar, R. M., Jr., Tang, G., Jelinek, H. F. & Cornforth, D. J. (2005). Comparison of various methods to delineate blood vessels in retinal images. In Proceedings of the 16th National Congress 2005, Australian Institute of Physics, Canberra, Australia, 30 January-4 February, 2005.
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The blood vessels in the human retina are easily visualisable via digital fundus photography and provide an excellent window to the health of a patient affected by diseases of blood circulation such as diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is identifiable through lesions of the vessels such as narrowing of the arteriole walls, beading of venules into sausage like structures and new vessel growth as an attempt to reperfuse ischaemic regions. Automated quantification of these lesions would be beneficial to diabetes research and to clinical practice, particularly for eye-screening programmes for the detection of eye-disease amongst diabetic persons.
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This article has been published in the Proceedings of the 16th National Congress 2005, Australian Institute of Physics, Canberra, Australia, 30 January-4 February, 2005.