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The algorithm proposed in this paper allows to automatically segment the optic disc from a fundus image. The goal is to facilitate the early detection of certain pathologies and to fully automate the process so as to avoid specialist intervention. The method proposed for the extraction of the optic disc contour is mainly based on mathematical morphology(More)
The algorithm proposed in this paper allows to segment the optic disc from a fundus image. The goal is to facilitate the early detection of certain pathologies and to fully automate the process so as to avoid specialist intervention. The method used for the extraction of the optic disc contour is based on a variant of the watershed transformation, the(More)
The potential of aerosol phage therapy for treating lung infections has been demonstrated in animal models and clinical studies. This work compared the performance of two dry powder formation techniques, spray freeze drying (SFD) and spray drying (SD), in producing inhalable phage powders. A Pseudomonas podoviridae phage, PEV2, was incorporated into(More)
The analysis of retinal blood vessels provides useful information for medical diagnosis of several diseases such as cardiovascular risk or diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy. These diseases affect retinal vessels so that an abnormal calibre of veins or arteries could indicate the presence of some of them. So, before analysing vessel calibres, it is(More)
As Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has taken an important role in foreign language teaching and learning, not only is concrete data about the usefulness of technology-mediated environments for these purposes necessary, but also how the learning process is improved in such environments when learner training for CALL. The objective of this paper is(More)
This paper describes a new approach to determine vascular skeleton in retinal images. This approach is based on mathematical morphology along with curvature evaluation. In particular, a variant of the watershed transformation, the stochastic watershed, is applied to extract the vessel center-line. Its goal is to obtain directly the skeleton of the retinal(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This paper presents BRAIM, a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system to help clinicians in diagnosing and treatment monitoring of brain diseases from magnetic resonance image processing. BRAIM can be used for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson, Alzheimer or Multiple Sclerosis and also for brain lesion(More)
This work focuses on differentiating between pathological and healthy fundus images. The goal is to distinguish between diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and normal images by analysing the texture of the retina background. Local Binary Patterns (LBP) are used as texture descriptors. The two class problems DR vs. normal and(More)
In this paper, a probability density function of object contours based on the stochastic watershed transform is carried out. The watershed transform produces an over-segmentation of the image due to noise, illumination problems, low contrast, etc., because each regional minimum of the image gives place to a region in the output image. To solve this problem,(More)