Panorama Fundus Image Composition with Retinal Blood Vessel Joint Processing

Katsuyoshi Tanabe, Toshio Uchiyama, Shun Ichi Yonemura, Tetsuro Tsubouchi, Masahiro Oku, Akira Suzuki, Norimasa Nakanishi

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Wide-angle retinal images are synthesized from multiple fundus photographs (45 degree view) to provide a general view of the fundus. Fundus photographs contain distortion because they represent the projection of a three dimensional curved surfaces on to a two dimensional plane. A technique of making seamless blood vessel joints from several incongruous blood vessels in joint parts is proposed. The evaluation test on our technique and the overlay synthesis technique was executed to 1177 blood vessels. Our technique succeeded in the connection of 307 blood vessels (26%) which were not connected in the overlay synthesis. This method is therefore very promising for the automatic assembly of retinal blood vessel joint processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-385
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood vessel joint
  • Fundus photograph
  • Panorama
  • Retinal image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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