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Retinal haemorrhages segmentation using improved toboggan segmentation algorithm in diabetic retinopathy images

This paper presents a new approach to segment pre-retinal and sub-retinal haemorrhage from colour fundus retinal image based on improved toboggan segmentation. Effective segmentation of pre-retinal, sub-retinal, small/blot haemorrhage detection is important in the development of screening system of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). The strategy involves the application of edge detection and super-pixel based toboggan segmentation. The main advantage of the proposed work is that it does not depend on the manually selected parameters. This haemorrhages detection technique leads to high accuracy of 93.21% in comparison with the ground truth images from ophthalmologist.

Author(s): S. Karkuzhali, D. Manimegalai