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    1. Intraretinal Layer Segmentation of Macular Optical Coherence Tomography Images Using Optimal 3-D Graph Search

      Intraretinal Layer Segmentation of Macular Optical Coherence Tomography Images Using Optimal 3-D Graph Search
      Current techniques for segmenting macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) images have been 2-D in nature. Furthermore, commercially available OCT systems have only focused on segmenting a single layer of the retina, even though each intraretinal layer may be affected differently by disease. We report an automated approach for segmenting (anisotropic) 3-D macular OCT scans into five layers. Each macular OCT dataset consisted of six linear radial scans centered at the fovea. The six surfaces defining the five layers were identified on each 3-D composite image by transforming the segmentation task into that of finding a minimum-cost closed set in a ...
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    2. Use of varying constraints in optimal 3-D graph search for segmentation of macular optical coherence tomography images.

      An optimal 3-D graph search approach designed for simultaneous multiple surface detection is extended to allow for varying smoothness and surface interaction constraints instead of the traditionally used constant constraints. We apply the method to the intraretinal layer segmentation of 24 3-D optical coherence tomography (OCT) images, learning the constraints from examples in a leave-one-subject-out fashion. Introducing the varying constraints decreased the mean unsigned border positioning errors (mean error of 7.3 +/- 3.7 microm using varying constraints compared to 8.3 +/- 4.9 microm using constant constraints and 8.2 +/- 3.5 microm for the inter-observer variability).
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