International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

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Volume 4, Issue 9  (September 2017), Pages:  156-160

Title: Wavelet filter techniques for segmenting retinal blood vessels

Author(s):  Abdulsamad Al-Marghilnai 1, *, Romany F. Mansour 2


1College of Computer Science and Information, Northen Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia

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Retinal fundus image is generally used to examine the diabetic retinopathy symptoms, by analysing blood vessel segmentation and also access the pathologies of the eye. Retinal blood vessel details can be mined from retinal fundus images through image processing. Processing involves three stages, Pre-processing, Segmentation, and Post-processing. Among the different segmentation algorithms existing, the wavelet filter method has been shown to be highly advantageous in distinguishing blood vessels effectively. Under this method, the objects in noisy background can be segmented and hence sort out the image from the background in a finer way. Retinal images obtained from retinal databases like DRIVE and STARE can be analysed using the wavelet filter algorithm. Herein wavelet filter method will be evaluated for efficient segmentation of the retinal blood vessels using retinal images obtained from databases. 

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Keywords: Retinal image, Wavelet filter, Retinal blood vessels

Article History: Received 29 May 2017, Received in revised form 2 August 2017, Accepted 5 August 2017

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Al-Marghilnai A and Mansour RF (2017). Wavelet filter techniques for segmenting retinal blood vessels. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(9): 156-160

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