Automatic measurement of features in ultrasound images of the eye

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Title: Automatic measurement of features in ultrasound images of the eye
Authors: Youmaran, Richard
Date: 2005
Abstract: In closed angled Glaucoma, fluid pressure in the eye increases because of inadequate fluid flow between the iris and the cornea. One important technique to assess patients at risk of glaucoma is to analyze ultrasound images of the eye to detect abnormal structural changes. Currently, these images are analyzed manually. This thesis presents an algorithm to automatically identify and measure clinically important features in ultrasound images of the eye. The main challenge is stable detection of features in the presence of ultrasound speckle noise; an algorithm is developed to address this using multiscale analysis and template matching. Tests were performed by comparison of results with eighty images of glaucoma patients and normals against the feature locations identified by a trained technologist. In 5% of cases, the algorithm could not analyze the images; in the remaining cases, features were correctly identified (within 97.5 mum) in 97% of images. This work shows promise as a technique to improve the efficiency of clinical interpretation of ultrasound images of the eye.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/27092
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-18532
CollectionTh├Ęses, 1910 - 2010 // Theses, 1910 - 2010
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