%0 Journal Article
	%A S.Jerald Jeba Kumar and  M.Madheswaran
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 40, 2010
	%T Automated Thickness Measurement of Retinal Blood Vessels for Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Systems in Diagnostic Diabetic Retinopathy
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/3129
	%V 40
	%X The structure of retinal vessels is a prominent feature,
that reveals information on the state of disease that are reflected in
the form of measurable abnormalities in thickness and colour.
Vascular structures of retina, for implementation of clinical diabetic
retinopathy decision making system is presented in this paper.
Retinal Vascular structure is with thin blood vessel, whose accuracy
is highly dependent upon the vessel segmentation. In this paper the
blood vessel thickness is automatically detected using preprocessing
techniques and vessel segmentation algorithm. First the capture
image is binarized to get the blood vessel structure clearly, then it is
skeletonised to get the overall structure of all the terminal and
branching nodes of the blood vessels. By identifying the terminal
node and the branching points automatically, the main and branching
blood vessel thickness is estimated. Results are presented and
compared with those provided by clinical classification on 50 vessels
collected from Bejan Singh Eye hospital..
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