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Automated Analysis of Retinal Images

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22234
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22234
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP.
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Automated Analysis of Retinal Images
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,838.00
 

Abstract:

A digital image processing system for ophthalmic applications will be developed. The system will enable users to quantify easily, quickly, and accurately various retinal lesions from retinal images. Lesions such as macular drusen exudates, cotton wool spot, hemorrhages, and aneurysms will be detected in a fully automated manner; thus, the detection of such problems will eliminate the need for operator decision inherent in previously developed systems. The detection and segmentation of lesions will be accomplished through sophisticated application of Mathematical Morphology directly to gray scale images. This methodology enables the enforcement of both brightness and size (of the lesions) constraints in the detection process. The approach's feasibility will be investigated in Phase I by developing the detection/segmentation techniques needed to analyze drusen and by comparing the reproducibility achieved to the reproducibility obtained with previous semi-automatic and manual grading methods. In Phase II of this project the techniques will be extended to many other lesions. In addition, we will develop, implement and test techniques to characterize the distribution of lesions and their spatial organization. Methods to register retinal images taken at different times will be developed and used to characterize the changes in lesions over time.

Principal Investigator:

Tamar Peli
6178904200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atlantic Aerospace
470 Totten Pond Road Waltham, MA 02154

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No