An Efficient Automated System for Screening and Validation of Neovascularization caused by Diabetes in Retinal Images

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Volume-47 Number-8
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Mrs.W.V.Patil, Dr.Prema Daigavane
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V47P272


Mrs.W.V.Patil, Dr.Prema Daigavane "An Efficient Automated System for Screening and Validation of Neovascularization caused by Diabetes in Retinal Images", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V47(8),437-444 May 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Neovascularisation (NV) is the serious Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) disease which causes disorder in the retinal blood vascularization due to the increase in diabetes ratio by growing new unwanted weak blood vessels over the optics disc(OD) or fovea region of the retina. Previously the evaluation of NV is done either in OD or in Fovea region of retina But our automated system aims in evaluating newly born vessels in both fovea and optic disc by using new methodology for screening of NV in entire retina by using SUSAN (Smallest Unvalued Segment Assimilating Nucleus) edge detector and line tracking algorithm for segmentation along with the classification using Support Vector Machine (SVM). These vessels are very thin to identify so pre-processing plays an important role which is done using unsharp masking, LOG (Laplacian of Gaussian) filter and high boost outlier filtering which gives better PSNR values than other pre-processing method.For segmentation, SUSAN edge detector detects the blood vascularisation with lower complexity and less computational time by extracting the features. Classification of NV is done using SVM which gives 100% specificity and 100% accuracy as compared to other method.Our proposed method helps in detecting NV at OD as well as in fovea along with the detection of the severity of disease.


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Fovea, Neovascularization, Optic Disc, Pre-Processing, SUSAN (Smallest Unvalued Segment Assimilating Nucleus) edge detector, SVM (Support Vector Machine) classifier.