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Title: Automated detection of optic disk in retinal fundus images using intuitionistic fuzzy histon segmentation
Authors: Chua, Chua Kuang
Mookiah, Muthu Rama Krishnan
Acharya, U. Rajendra
Lim, Choo Min
Ng, Eddie Yin-Kwee
Mushrif, Milind M.
Laude, Augustinus
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Bio-mechatronics
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Mookiah, M. R. K., Acharya, U. R., Chua, C. K., Lim, C. M., Ng, E., Mushrif, M. M., et al. (2012). Automated detection of optic disk in retinal fundus images using intuitionistic fuzzy histon segmentation. Proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers, part H : journal of engineering in medicine, 227(1), 37-49.
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers, part H : journal of engineering in medicine
Abstract: The human eye is one of the most sophisticated organs, with perfectly interrelated retina, pupil, iris cornea, lens, and optic nerve. Automatic retinal image analysis is emerging as an important screening tool for early detection of eye diseases. Uncontrolled diabetic retinopathy (DR) and glaucoma may lead to blindness. The identification of retinal anatomical regions is a prerequisite for the computer-aided diagnosis of several retinal diseases. The manual examination of optic disk (OD) is a standard procedure used for detecting different stages of DR and glaucoma. In this article, a novel automated, reliable, and efficient OD localization and segmentation method using digital fundus images is proposed. General-purpose edge detection algorithms often fail to segment the OD due to fuzzy boundaries, inconsistent image contrast, or missing edge features. This article proposes a novel and probably the first method using the Attanassov intuitionistic fuzzy histon (A-IFSH)–based segmentation to detect OD in retinal fundus images. OD pixel intensity and column-wise neighborhood operation are employed to locate and isolate the OD. The method has been evaluated on 100 images comprising 30 normal, 39 glaucomatous, and 31 DR images. Our proposed method has yielded precision of 0.93, recall of 0.91, F-score of 0.92, and mean segmentation accuracy of 93.4%. We have also compared the performance of our proposed method with the Otsu and gradient vector flow (GVF) snake methods. Overall, our result shows the superiority of proposed fuzzy segmentation technique over other two segmentation methods.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/99280
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/17406
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411912458740
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