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Towards Adversarial Retinal Image Synthesis.

Costa, P., Galdran, A., Meyer, M.I., Abràmoff, M.D., Niemeijer, M., Mendonça, A.M. and Campilho, A., 2017. Towards Adversarial Retinal Image Synthesis. The Computing Research Repository (CoRR).

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Synthesizing images of the eye fundus is a challenging task that has been previously approached by formulating complex models of the anatomy of the eye. New images can then be generated by sampling a suitable parameter space. In this work, we propose a method that learns to synthesize eye fundus images directly from data. For that, we pair true eye fundus images with their respective vessel trees, by means of a vessel segmentation technique. These pairs are then used to learn a mapping from a binary vessel tree to a new retinal image. For this purpose, we use a recent image-to-image translation technique, based on the idea of adversarial learning. Experimental results show that the original and the generated images are visually different in terms of their global appearance, in spite of sharing the same vessel tree. Additionally, a quantitative quality analysis of the synthetic retinal images confirms that the produced images retain a high proportion of the true image set quality.

Item Type:Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (cs.CV); Machine Learning (cs.LG); Machine Learning (stat.ML)
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33033
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:13 Nov 2019 11:24
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:18


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