Correlation Coefficient Based Automatic Optic Disc Detection From Retinal Images [article]

S Anand, R Prabhadevi, D Rini
2020 bioRxiv   pre-print
In this paper an algorithm to detect the optic disc (OD) automatically is described. The proposed method is based on the circular brightness of the OD and its correlation coefficient. At first the peak intensity points are taken, a mask is generated for the given image which gives the circular bright regions of the image. To locate the OD accurately, a pattern is generated which is similar to the OD. By correlating the retinal image with the pattern generated, the maximum correlation of the
more » ... ern with the OD is obtained. On locating the coordinates of maximum correlation, the exact location of the OD is detected. The proposed algorithm has been tested with DRIVE database images and an average OD detection accuracy of 95% was obtained for healthy and pathological retinas respectively.
doi:10.1101/2020.06.23.166793 fatcat:5azdtwwjpnaajcbh2xvizqni6e