Data Fusion for multi-lesion diabetic retinopathy detection

Herbert Jelinek, R. Pires, R. Padilha, S. Goldenstein, J. Wainer, Terence Bossomaier, A. Rocha

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Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) with timely treatment prevents blindness. Several researchers have focused their work on the development of computer-aided lesion-specific detectors. Combining detectors is a complex task as frequently the detectors have different properties and constraints and are not designed under a unified framework. We extend our previous work for detecting DR lesions based on points of interest and visual words to include additional detectors for the most common DR lesions and investigate fusion techniques to combine different classifiers for classification of normal or signs of diabetic retinopathy. The combination methods show promising results and shed light on the possible advantages of combining complementary lesion detectors for the DR diagnosis problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CBMS 2012
Subtitle of host publicationThe 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
EditorsPaolo Soda, Francesco Tortorella, Sameer Antani, Mykola Pechenizkiy, Mario Cannataro, Alexey Tsymbal
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467320511
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems: CBMS 2012 - Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201222 Jun 2012 (Conference website)


Conference25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
OtherCBMS 2012 will provide an international forum for discussing the latest developments in the field of computational medicine, biomedical informatics and related fields. The conference is part of the Bioengineering Week, an exciting week totally dedicated to bioengineering research, featuring a unique concentration of several scientific, cultural and educational events, mostly taking place in Rome.
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