Dec 7, 2018

A novel retinal vessel detection approach based on multiple deep convolution neural networks

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Yanhui GuoAbdulkadir Şengür

Abstract

Computer aided detection (CAD) offers an efficient way to assist doctors to interpret fundus images. In a CAD system, retinal vessel (RV) detection is a crucial step to identify the retinal disease regions. However, RV detection is still a challenging problem due to variations in morphology of the vessels on noisy and low contrast fundus images. In this paper, we formulate the detection task as a classification problem and solve it using a multiple classifier framework based on deep convolutional neural networks. The multiple deep convolutional neural network (MDCNN) is constructed and trained on fundus images with limited image quantity. The MDCNN is trained using an incremental learning strategy to improve the networks' performance. The final classification results are obtained from the voting procedure on the results of MDCNN. The MDCNN achieves better performance and significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art for automatic retinal vessel segmentation on the DRIVE dataset with 95.97% and 96.13% accuracy and 0.9726 and 0.9737 AUC (area below the operator receiver character curve) score on training and testing sets, respectively. Another public dataset, STARE, is also used to evaluate the proposed network. The experimental...Continue Reading

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Biological Neural Networks
Biologic Segmentation
Classification
Strategy
Science of Morphology
Blood Vessel
Computer Assisted Diagnosis
Fundus
Retinal Diseases
Coronary Arteriosclerosis

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