Retinal Blood Vessel Segmentation by a MAS Approach

Carla Pereira, Jason Mahdjoub, Zahia Guessoum, Luis Gonçalves, Manuel Ferreira

Abstract

Retinal blood vessels segmentation by color fundus images analysis has got huge importance for the diabetic retinopathy early diagnosis. Several interesting computational approaches have been done in this field, but none of them has shown the required performance due to the use of global approaches. Therefore, a new approach is proposed based on an organization of agents enabling vessels detection. This multi-agent approach is preceded by a preprocessing phase in which the fundamental filter is a Kirsch derivative improved version. This first phase allows an environment construction where the agents are situated and interact. Then, blood vessels segmentation emerges from agents’ interaction. According to this study, competitive results were achieved comparing to those found in the present literature. It seems to be that a very efficient system for the diabetic retinopathy diagnosis can be built using MAS mechanisms.

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Pereira C., Mahdjoub J., Guessoum Z., Gonçalves L. and Ferreira M. (2013). Retinal Blood Vessel Segmentation by a MAS Approach . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-36-5, pages 290-293. DOI: 10.5220/0004200602900293


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals13,
author={Carla Pereira and Jason Mahdjoub and Zahia Guessoum and Luis Gonçalves and Manuel Ferreira},
title={Retinal Blood Vessel Segmentation by a MAS Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={290-293},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004200602900293},
isbn={978-989-8565-36-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2013)
TI - Retinal Blood Vessel Segmentation by a MAS Approach
SN - 978-989-8565-36-5
AU - Pereira C.
AU - Mahdjoub J.
AU - Guessoum Z.
AU - Gonçalves L.
AU - Ferreira M.
PY - 2013
SP - 290
EP - 293
DO - 10.5220/0004200602900293