Diabetic retinopathy detection using local ternary pattern
by A. Anitha; S. Uma Maheswari
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), Vol. 34, No. 4, 2020

Abstract: An intelligent way of diabetic retinopathy detection (DR) at an early stage is required to prevent blindness. DR is detected by analysing the retinal background without segmenting the lesions. This work focuses on local ternary pattern (LTP) for analysing texture of the fundus image. As local binary pattern (LBP) is more sensitive to noise and illumination variation, LTP is employed and its discriminative power is explored. LTP is obtained for all three colour components, red (R), green (G) and blue (B) for different radius considering eight neighbours. The histogram of LTP and variance form a feature set for the classifiers KNN and random forest with ten-fold cross validation. Random forest provides a sensitivity and specificity of 100%. The average sensitivity and specificity of nearly 91% are achieved. The proposed algorithm is very fast and can be used as a screening test for retinal abnormalities detection.

Online publication date: Fri, 15-Jan-2021

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