Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, September 29th, 2003
"We describe an automated method to locate the optic nerve in images of the ocular fundus. Our method uses a novel algorithm we call fuzzy convergence to determine the origination of the blood vessel network," researchers wrote recently in the journal IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
"We evaluate our method using 31 images of healthy retinas and 50 images of diseased retinas, containing such diverse symptoms as tortuous vessels, choroidal neovascularization, and hemorrhages that completely obscure the actual nerve," said A. Hoover and colleagues, Clemson University,...
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