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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15659–15669

Automated segmentation of the macula by optical coherence tomography

Tapio Fabritius, Shuichi Makita, Masahiro Miura, Risto Myllylä, and Yoshiaki Yasuno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15659-15669 (2009)

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This paper presents optical coherence tomography (OCT) signal intensity variation based segmentation algorithms for retinal layer identification. Its main ambition is to reduce the calculation time required by layer identification algorithms. Two algorithms, one for the identification of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) and the other for retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) identification are implemented to evaluate structural features of the retina. Using a 830 nm spectral domain OCT device, this paper demonstrates a segmentation method for the study of healthy and diseased eyes.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2009
Published: August 20, 2009

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Tapio Fabritius, Shuichi Makita, Masahiro Miura, Risto Myllylä, and Yoshiaki Yasuno, "Automated segmentation of the macula by optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 17, 15659-15669 (2009)

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