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BLOOD VESSEL DIAMETER MEASUREMENT ON RETINAL IMAGE

Nidhal K. El Abbadi1 and Enas Al Saadi2
  • 1 University of Kufa, Iraq
  • 2 University of Babylon, Iraq

Abstract

Accurate measurement of vessel diameters on retinal images plays an important part in diagnosing cardiovascular diseases and early signs of certain systemic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. In this study we develop new method based on computer aided to determine the width of retinal blood vessels by analysing the color fundus image. Retinal vessel diameter was measured based on blood vessel wall estimating on the digital fundus image. We suggested a dependable and accurate technique to determine the diameter (width) of retinal blood vessel based on suggested mask created to use specifically on measuring the blood vessel diameter. The suggested system starts by removing the bifurcations and determine the width for each blood vessel segment. Suggested algorithm tested and gives accurate and promised results.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 10 No. 5, 2014, 879-883

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2014.879.883

Submitted On: 15 August 2013 Published On: 18 January 2014

How to Cite: El Abbadi, N. K. & Saadi, E. A. (2014). BLOOD VESSEL DIAMETER MEASUREMENT ON RETINAL IMAGE. Journal of Computer Science, 10(5), 879-883. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2014.879.883

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Keywords

  • Retina
  • Diameter
  • Blood Vessel
  • Image Processing
  • Diabetic