17Jan

Glaucoma Detection

By R. A. / 17/01/2017 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Glaucoma is the second cause of blindness in the world, with over 60 million people suffering from the disease. This figure is steadily growing and most people suffering from glaucoma, even in developed countries, are not aware of their condition. Older people are at a higher risk, but glaucoma c...

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15Jan

Retinal Detachment Detection

By R. A. / 15/01/2017 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Retinal detachment occurs when part of the retina detaches itself from the pigmented cell layer of the RPE, depriving itself of blood and nutrition: this condition causes blur and loss of vision. There are 2 types of detachment: either it is caused by fluids, which might be of lacrimal origins, g...

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12Jan

Density Measurement of Damaged Cartilage

By R. A. / 12/01/2017 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Knee cartilage acts as a shock absorber, useful to absorb and damp shock impulses between the thigh (femur) and the shin (tibia) bones. The cartilage layer is a flexible tissue, which serves to ease the pressure put on the knee joint caused by mere walking and the weight of the body it has to car...

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11Jan

Coronary CT Angiography software

By R. A. / 11/01/2017 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Coronary artery pathologies are a leading cause of heart failure and death in the western world. Narrowing and hardening of the vessels carrying oxygen-rich blood to the heart, due to the accumulation of plaque on the vascular walls, is a major source of atherosclerosis, a major cardiovascular di...

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8Jan

Automated diagnostic reading of HIV

By R. A. / 08/01/2017 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a double-strand RNA retrovirus, which translates into a DNA by reverse transcription in the cell cytoplasm and later integrated into the genome within the nucleus. The integrated viral DNA harbors genes which remains at most dormant until an initiation of the immun...

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3Jan

Lung Segmentation Software

By R. A. / 03/01/2017 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

The lower respiratory tract in humans includes the lungs along with their pulmonary vasculature. High degree of capillary and pulmonary branching in the respiratory system provides humans with a surface area of about 70 squared meters, in which an exchange of oxygen and CO2 are continuously being...

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2Jan

Retinal inner layers segmentation

By R. A. / 02/01/2017 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

OCT is the only method that can perform noninvasive imaging with non-ionizing radiation and offering relatively good resolution. That is why it has become a standard in clinical ophthalmology. Segmentation of anatomical and pathological structures in ophthalmic images is crucial for the diagnosis...

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15Dec

Statistical pattern discovery in big data

By R. A. / 15/12/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

The explosion of data collection techniques and resources is a known phenomenon of the current day and age. Human analysis of such large datasets is largely infeasible and the vast amount of information can only be dealt systematically and efficiently by algorithmic means. The so called ‘big data...

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14Dec

Diabetic retinopathy screening and microaneurysm detection

By R. A. / 14/12/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness, especially among adults and even more among the elderly segments of the population. It is associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It occurs when high glucose levels in the blood damage blood vessels in the retinal area, leading to sma...

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13Dec

Retinal images taken with mobile cameras

By R. A. / 13/12/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Portable cameras able to help ophthalmologists have been a desired solution for a long time. Among the reasons for the need of an additional device to support the eye physician, on top of available fixed devices, is the fact that sometimes patients who need the visit of  a doctor live in remote a...

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28Nov

Geographic Atrophy Segmentation Using SD-OCT

By R. A. / 28/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

In a previous article, we talked about Geographic Atrophy segmentation in 2D images. This article focuses on how OCT images shed light on the development of Geographic Atrophy (GA) pathology. This spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) modality with its 3D information enables a bet...

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24Nov

Geographic Atrophy (GA)

By R. A. / 24/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Geographic Atrophy (generally called GA) is a case of advanced Dry AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) which might lead to vision loss. As a consequence of the thinning of the retina and loss of RPE layer (Retinal Pigment Epithelium, located just outside the retina) via death of rods and cones...

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23Nov

People counting with infrared camera

By R. A. / 23/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

The FLIR Lepton is a low-resolution LongWave InfraRed (LWIR) camera. The purpose of this article is to explain the main challenges presented by the use of this IR camera in a typical image processing task like automated people counting. Other imaging tasks may present similar or different challen...

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21Nov

Lanes Detection System

By R. A. / 21/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

One of the theoretically simplest applications in automatic driving technologies is traffic lanes detection: however, due to the need of a very robust solution to insure the safety of travelers under any road, weather and light condition, even a simple application presents challenges which need t...

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17Nov

Machine fault detection and classification

By R. A. / 17/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Automatic detection and diagnosis of various types of machine failure is a very interesting precess in industrial applications. With the advancement of sensors and machine intelligence, the reliability of automatic product inspection and fault detection is ever increasing. Monitoring the health o...

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17Nov

Retina Montage Software

By R. A. / 17/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

The Need for Retina Montage: Retinal imaging is one of the oldest and most reliable techniques to examine the retina to analyse its status and possibly detect existing disorders. The principle is very simple: a regular camera with proper optics and enough light can look through the pupil and see ...

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14Nov

Deformable pattern matching and classification

By R. A. / 14/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Three sources of apparent object deformation can occur: a change in the shape of the object itself, partial or full occlusion by dynamically changing background (other moving object or imaging conditions), or camera motion. Deforming objects are in general hard to track, owing to their unpredicta...

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10Nov

Cataract surgery software

By R. A. / 10/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

A cataract is a blurring of the eye’s natural lens. This lens lies behind the iris and the pupil of the patient’s eye. Cataract surgery is the procedure by which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a new IOL (intraocular lens). This new lens is an artificial medical device, which i...

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10Nov

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

By R. A. / 10/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a method which uses OCT to produce high-resolution volumetric images of the vascular tree in the eye. It has the advantage of being a non-invasive procedure. It is quick, and produces high resolution 3-dimensional histological images. With OCTA a...

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10Nov

Automatic Pupil Distance Measurement

By R. A. / 10/11/2016 / RSIP Vision Learns / No Comments

Automatically Measuring Pupil Distance For the manufacturing and prescription of modern eye glasses there is a need for high precision measurements. The measured morphological features of the patient’s face and eyes are correlated with physical features of the glasses to ensure the best fit. One ...

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