We report a novel prototype algorithm using contextual knowledge to locate ischemic regions in ultra-wide-field-of-view retinal fluorescein angiograms. We use high-resolution images acquired by an Optos ultra-wide-field-of-view (more than 200 degrees) scanning laser ophthalmoscope. We leverage the simultaneous occurrence of ischemia with a number of other signs, detected automatically, typical for the state of progress of the condition in a diabetic patient. The specific nature of ischemic and non-ischemic regions is determined with an AdaBoost learning algorithm. Preliminary results demonstrate above 80% pixel classification accuracy against manual annotations.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2007 - Lyon, France|
Duration: 23 Aug 2007 → 26 Aug 2007