The correct detection of cysts in Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography images is of crucial importance for allowing reliable quantitative evaluation in patients with macular edema. However, this is a challenging task, since the commercially available software only allows manual cysts delineation. Moreover, even small eye movements can cause motion artifacts that are not always compensated by the commercial software. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm based on the use of filters and morphological operators, to eliminate the motion artifacts and delineate the cysts contours/borders. The method has been validated on a dataset including 194 images from 30 patients, comparing the algorithm results with the ground truth produced by the medical doctors. The Jaccard index between the algorithmic and the manual detection is 98.97%, with an overall accuracy of 99.62%.

Cyst detection and motion artifact elimination in enface optical coherence tomography angiograms

Torti E.
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Leporati F.
2020

Abstract

The correct detection of cysts in Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography images is of crucial importance for allowing reliable quantitative evaluation in patients with macular edema. However, this is a challenging task, since the commercially available software only allows manual cysts delineation. Moreover, even small eye movements can cause motion artifacts that are not always compensated by the commercial software. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm based on the use of filters and morphological operators, to eliminate the motion artifacts and delineate the cysts contours/borders. The method has been validated on a dataset including 194 images from 30 patients, comparing the algorithm results with the ground truth produced by the medical doctors. The Jaccard index between the algorithmic and the manual detection is 98.97%, with an overall accuracy of 99.62%.
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