Carla Agurto

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PURPOSE To describe and evaluate the performance of an algorithm that automatically classifies images with pathologic features commonly found in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Retinal digital photographs (N = 2247) of three fields of view (FOV) were obtained of the eyes of 822 patients at two centers: The(More)
In this paper, we propose the use of multiscale amplitude-modulation-frequency-modulation (AM-FM) methods for discriminating between normal and pathological retinal images. The method presented in this paper is tested using standard images from the early treatment diabetic retinopathy study. We use 120 regions of 40 x 40 pixels containing four types of(More)
— This paper presents a system that can automatically determine whether the quality of a retinal image is sufficient for computer-based diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening. The system integrates global histogram features, textural features, and vessel density, as well as a local non-reference perceptual sharpness metric. A partial least square (PLS)(More)
The optic disk (OD) center and margin are typically requisite landmarks in establishing a frame of reference for classifying retinal and optic nerve pathology. Reliable and efficient OD localization and segmentation are important tasks in automatic eye disease screening. This paper presents a new, fast, and fully automatic OD localization and segmentation(More)
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a disease that affects over 170 million people worldwide. In the United States, it is estimated that over 10 million diabetics do not receive the recommended annual eye examinations, significantly increasing their risk of vision loss. In this paper we present an automatic system to detect the presence of DR by analyzing a(More)
BACKGROUND A significant limitation of existing 3D ultrasound systems comes from the fact that the majority of them work with fixed acquisition geometries. As a result, the users have very limited control over the geometry of the 2D scanning planes. METHODS We present a low-cost and flexible ultrasound imaging system that integrates several image(More)