Localization and segmentation of optic disc in retinal images using circular Hough transform and grow-cut algorithm

Abdullah, Mohammad, Fraz, Mohammad Moazam and Barman, Sarah A (2016) Localization and segmentation of optic disc in retinal images using circular Hough transform and grow-cut algorithm. PeerJ, 4, e2003. ISSN (online) 2167-8359

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Automated retinal image analysis has been emerging as an important diagnostic tool for early detection of eye-related diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In this paper, we have presented a robust methodology for optic disc detection and boundary segmentation, which can be seen as the preliminary step in the development of a computer-assisted diagnostic system for glaucoma in retinal images. The proposed method is based on morphological operations, the circular Hough transform and the grow-cut algorithm. The morphological operators are used to enhance the optic disc and remove the retinal vasculature and other pathologies. The optic disc center is approximated using the circular Hough transform, and the grow-cut algorithm is employed to precisely segment the optic disc boundary. The method is quantitatively evaluated on five publicly available retinal image databases DRIVE, DIARETDB1, CHASE_DB1, DRIONS-DB, Messidor and one local Shifa Hospital Database. The method achieves an optic disc detection success rate of 100% for these databases with the exception of 99.09% and 99.25% for the DRIONS-DB, Messidor, and ONHSD databases, respectively. The optic disc boundary detection achieved an average spatial overlap of 78.6%, 85.12%, 83.23%, 85.1%, 87.93%, 80.1%, and 86.1%, respectively, for these databases. This unique method has shown significant improvement over existing methods in terms of detection and boundary extraction of the optic disc.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Computer science and informatics
Pre-clinical and human biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Computing and Information Systems
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Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 09:15
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 08:16
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2003
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34976

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