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A new method of correcting uneven illumination problem in fundus images

Aibinu, Abiodun Musa and Iqbal, Muhammad Imran and Nilsson, Mikael and Salami, Momoh Jimoh Emiyoka (2007) A new method of correcting uneven illumination problem in fundus images. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Information and Signal Processing (ROVISP2007), 28-30 November 2007, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Recent advancements in signal and image processing have reduced the time of diagnoses, effort and pressure on the screeners by providing auto diagnostic tools for different diseases. The success rate of these tools greatly depend on the quality of acquired images. Bad image quality can significantly reduce the specificity and the sensitivity which in turn forces screeners back to their tedious job of manual diagnoses. In acquired fundus images, some areas appear to be brighter than the other, that is areas close to the center of the image are always well illuminated, hence appear very bright while areas far from the center are poorly illuminated hence appears to be very dark. Several techniques including the simple thresholding, Naka Rushton (NR) filtering technique and histogram equalization (HE) method have been suggested by various researchers to overcome this problem. However, each of these methods has limitations at their own and hence the need to develop a more robust technique that will provide better performance with greater flexibility. A new method of compensating uneven (irregular) illumination in fundus images termed global-local adaptive histogram equalization using partially-overlapped windows (GLAPOW) is proposed in this paper. The developed algorithm has been tested and the results obtained show superior performance when compared to other known techniques for uneven illumination correction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6472/3254
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fundus Image, Overlap Technique, Adaptive Histogram Equalization, Median filtering, Windowing.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abiodun Musa Aibinu
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 14:36
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 14:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3254

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