Augmenting the classification of retinal lesions using spatial distribution

  title={Augmenting the classification of retinal lesions using spatial distribution},
  author={Elizabeth M. Massey and Andrew Hunter},
  journal={2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
This paper introduces SAGE — an algorithm that uses the spatial clustering of objects to enhance their classification. It assumes that discrete objects can be identified and classified based on their individual appearance, and further that they tend to appear in spatial clusters (for example, circinate exudates). The algorithm builds spatial distribution maps for objects and confounds for a given image, and adjusts individual object confidence levels to reflect their spatial clustering. SAGE… CONTINUE READING