Segmentation of retinal blood vessels by combining the detection of centerlines and morphological reconstruction

@article{Mendona2006SegmentationOR,
  title={Segmentation of retinal blood vessels by combining the detection of centerlines and morphological reconstruction},
  author={Ana Maria Mendonça and Aur{\'e}lio J. C. Campilho},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={1200-1213}
}
This paper presents an automated method for the segmentation of the vascular network in retinal images. The algorithm starts with the extraction of vessel centerlines, which are used as guidelines for the subsequent vessel filling phase. For this purpose, the outputs of four directional differential operators are processed in order to select connected sets of candidate points to be further classified as centerline pixels using vessel derived features. The final segmentation is obtained using an… CONTINUE READING
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