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Paper by INESC TEC is esteemed paper in international journal

The paper entitled "Optic disc segmentation using the sliding band filter”, written by Aurélio Campilho and Ana Maria Mendonça, researchers at INESC TEC’s Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER), and Behdad Dashtbozorg, former student of the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), is an esteemed paper of the international journal Computers in Biology and Medicine Journal.

The optic disc (OD) centre and boundary are important landmarks in retinal images and are essential for automating the calculation of health biomarkers related to some prevalent systemic disorders, such as diabetes, hypertension, cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. This paper presents an automatic approach for OD segmentation using a multiresolution sliding band filter (SBF).

The results are compared with manually extracted boundaries from public databases, outperforming recent approaches for OD segmentation, which proves that the approach suggested can be used independently.

The journal Computers in Biology and Medicine is a medium of international communication of the revolutionary advances being made in the application of the computer to the fields of bioscience and medicine.

The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with UP-FEUP.

INESC TEC, June 2016



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