Segmenting the Optic Disc in Retinal Images using Thresholding

Prashant Choukikar, Arun Kumar Patel, Ravi Shankar Mishra
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Segmentation of an optic disk location is a very essential task for retinal image analysis. Most of the pervious method uses the principal component analysis method, which are computationally complex. This paper presents a simple and semi automatic approach for segmentation of the optic disc in retinal images using thresholding and boundary extraction. First, the true colour Retinal images are converted to gray image and then image is enhanced using histogram equalization. This improves the
more » ... ciency of the conventional thresholding method. The proposed method of segmentation utilizes gray level thresholding for segmentation and then morphological operators are used for extracting the optical disk. The method is tested on the different optical disc images. The method is less complex and efficiently recognizes the boundary of the optic disc and also evaluates the optical canter. The optical canters are tabulated for original and corrupted images. AUTHORS Prashant Choukikar: have completed the BE in Electronics and Communication engineering from MITS college Bhopal and is currently pursuing M. Tech degree from SISTECH college Bhopal India.
doi:10.5120/16385-5937 fatcat:crrccm5vpbdhlgf4e2lgy2crse