Overall health assessment through noninvasive, cheap, and unharmful imaging and analysis
The proposed software by Aurteen, (TCARI), contains a module which is a screening tool for preterm retinal images which contains methods for quantification of image features (disease biomarkers) of vascular thickness and tortuosity as well as openness of the major vascular arcade, which are state-of-the-art methods that have been validated and published in peer-reviewed engineering and clinical journals. The methods are novel and have been shown to outperform existing methods as well as match or exceed the diagnostic accuracy of a single retinal specialist. The methods have been tested with a private clinical database of retinal images (TROPIC) and validated in terms of diagnostic evaluation. TCARI contains modules for segmentation of retinal vasculature, its modeling, and computation of vascular fractal dimension to diagnose the proliferative stage of diabetic retinopathy. More disorders will eventually be detected and diagnosed by TCARI, including glaucoma and macular degeneration.
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