Optic Cup Segmentation Using Large Pixel Patch Based CNNs

Yundi Guo, Beiji Zou, Zailiang Chen, Qi He, Qing Liu, Rongchang Zhao
2016 Proceedings of the Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis Third International Workshop   unpublished
Optic cup(OC) segmentation on color fundus image is essential for the calculation of cup-to-disk ratio and fundus morphological analysis, which are very important references in the diagnosis of glaucoma. In this paper we proposed an OC segmentation method using convolutional neural networks(CNNs) to learn from big size patch belong to each pixel. The segmentation result is achieved by classification of each pixel patch and postprocessing. With large pixel patch, the network could learn more
more » ... ould learn more global information around each pixel and make a better judgement during classification. We tested this method on public dataset Drishti-GS and achieved average F-Score of 93.73% and average overlapping error of 12.25%, which is better than state-of-the-art algorithms. This method could be used for fundus morphological analysis, and could also be employed to other medical image segmentation works which the boundary of the target area is fuzzy.
doi:10.17077/omia.1056 fatcat:yfeingwlirfqzassuxegwjqmaa