July 2018
Volume 59, Issue 9
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2018
Clinical Validation of Diabetic Retinopathy Lesion Segmentation in Ultra-Widefield images
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sandeep Bhat
    Eyenuk, Inc,, Woodland Hills, California, United States
  • Christian Siagian
    Eyenuk, Inc,, Woodland Hills, California, United States
  • Chaithanya Ramachandra
    Eyenuk, Inc,, Woodland Hills, California, United States
  • Malavika Bhaskaranand
    Eyenuk, Inc,, Woodland Hills, California, United States
  • Connie Martin Sears
    Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Muneeswar Gupta Nittala
    Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Srinivas R. Sadda
    Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Kaushal Solanki
    Eyenuk, Inc,, Woodland Hills, California, United States
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Sandeep Bhat, Eyenuk, Inc, (E), Eyenuk, Inc, (P); Christian Siagian, Eyenuk, Inc, (E); Chaithanya Ramachandra, Eyenuk, Inc, (E), Eyenuk, Inc, (P); Malavika Bhaskaranand, Eyenuk, Inc, (E), Eyenuk, Inc, (P); Connie Sears, Doheny Eye Institute (E); Muneeswar Nittala, Doheny Eye Institute (E); Srinivas Sadda, Doheny Eye Institute (E), Optos (C); Kaushal Solanki, Eyenuk, Inc, (E), Eyenuk, Inc, (P)
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2018, Vol.59, 1666. doi:
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      Sandeep Bhat, Christian Siagian, Chaithanya Ramachandra, Malavika Bhaskaranand, Connie Martin Sears, Muneeswar Gupta Nittala, Srinivas R. Sadda, Kaushal Solanki; Clinical Validation of Diabetic Retinopathy Lesion Segmentation in Ultra-Widefield images. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):1666.

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Abstract

Purpose : Ultra-widefield (UWF) scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) imaging is a promising modality for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Manual segmentation of lesions on UWF images can be labor-intensive and error-prone. Therefore, there is a need for an automated lesion segmentation tool for UWF images.

Methods : Our novel UWF retinal image analysis framework comprises of the following steps: (i) image enhancement that normalizes intensity and other variations, (ii) multi-scale morphological filtering based interest region detection that selects < 1% of pixels for further analysis, (iii) state-of-the-art deep learning techniques for estimating lesion likelihood.
225 UWF images of diabetic patients captured using Optos UWF cameras were annotated for hemorrhages, exudates, and cotton-wool spots by experts at Doheny Eye Institute. 60 images were used for training the system, and the remaining 165 images were analyzed to produce lesion likelihood maps as shown in Figure 1

Results : On the independent dataset of 165 UWF images the preliminary lesion level performance statistics are as follows: (i) Hemorrhages: Sensitivity of 35.9% with false positive rate of 2.5%. (ii) Exudates: Sensitivity of 34.4% with false positive rate of 2.3%. (ii) Cottonwool spots: Sensitivity of 19.6% with false positive rate of 1.8%.

Conclusions : The preliminary results on this independent and challenging dataset are promising. Such an automated lesion annotation tool will be valuable in quantitative analysis of UWF images and could enable accelerated research on DR progression.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.

 

Fig 1: Preliminary lesion detection results on UWF images. (A) Original UWF image; (B)Enhanced image; (C) Detection of interest region for further analysis; (D) Detected lesions; Hemorrhages are shown in red and exudates in blue. The confidence of lesion classifier is indicated by color saturation.

Fig 1: Preliminary lesion detection results on UWF images. (A) Original UWF image; (B)Enhanced image; (C) Detection of interest region for further analysis; (D) Detected lesions; Hemorrhages are shown in red and exudates in blue. The confidence of lesion classifier is indicated by color saturation.

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