Title: HYBRID METHOD BASED RETINAL OPTIC DISC DETECTION

Issue Number: Vol. 5, No. 3
Year of Publication: Jul - 2015
Page Numbers: 102-106
Authors: Arif Muntasa, Indah Agustien Siradjuddin, Moch Kautsar Sophan
Journal Name: International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001900

Abstract:


We propose a hybrid method based for the Optic Disc (OD) detection in the retinal image. This research consists of three main steps. First, blood vessel removal with homomorphic and median filtering. Second, edge detection using canny operator. Third, OD detection using the Hough transform. The Hough transform is used since the objective object is the curve with circle shape, i.e. optic disc region. Therefore, we can find the shape by using the Hough transform with the circle equation. In this research, the generated circles from Hough transform are matched with the edge pixels of the retinal image. The closest match (showed by the maximum value of accumulator) means that the optic disc is detected. The experiments show that the best accuracy is achieved when the distance value between the generated circles is 3. The average sensitivity, specificity, and balanced accuracy are 64.6182575%, 98.58545%, and 81.6018%, respectively.