Retinal blood vessel segmentation using multiple line operator-based methods

Randy Cahya Wihandika, Putra Pandu Adikara, Sigit Adinugroho, Yuita Arum Sari, Fitri Utaminingrum

Abstract


The morphological alterations of the retinal blood vessels are important indicators that can be utilized to diagnose and track the progression of a number of disorders. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a condition that destroys the retina and is the major cause of visual loss caused by high blood glucose levels. One of the retinal objects impacted by DR is the blood vessel. By regularly monitoring changes in the retinal blood vessels, severe DR or even vision loss can be avoided. The condition of the blood vessel can be examined by segmenting the blood vessel area from a digital fundus image. Segmenting retinal blood vessels manually, on the other hand, is time-consuming and tedious, and especially when dealing with a high number of photographs. As a result, a system for segmenting retinal blood vessels automatically is crucial. Furthermore, methods for automatically segmenting retinal blood vessels are useful for person authentication systems based on the retina. Blood vessel segmentation can be accomplished in a number of ways. Based on the prior line operator method, an improved version of the line operator method is proposed in this paper. The proposed method demonstrates an improvement in accuracy over the previous method, with an accuracy of 94.61%.

Keywords


Blood vessel segmentation; Diabetic retinopathy; Retina

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v11i3.3026

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