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Statistical-Based Tracking Technique for Linear Structures Detection: Application to Vessel Segmentation in Medical Images

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5 Author(s)
Adel, M. ; Inst. FRESNEL, Domaine Univ. de St.-Jerome, Marseille, France ; Moussaoui, A. ; Rasigni, M. ; Bourennane, S.
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Linear structures such as blood vessels in medical images are important features for computer-aided diagnosis and follow-up of many diseases. In this letter a new tracking-based segmentation method is proposed to detect blood vessels in retinal images. Bayesian segmentation with the Maximum a posteriori (MAP) Probability criterion is used for that purpose. Tests on simulated and retinal images are presented and compared with a vessel detection technique. Our method performs better results.

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Signal Processing Letters, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 6 )