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The transform has shown promising results over wavelet transform for 2D signals. Wavelets, though well suited to point singularities have limitations with orientation selectivity, and therefore, do not represent two-dimensional singularities e. This paper employs the curvelet transform for image compression, exhibiting good approximation properties for smooth 2D functions. Curvelet improves wavelet by incorporating a directional component. The curvelet transform finds a direct discrete-space construction and is therefore computationally efficient.

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No abnormalities Mild NPDR This is the earliest stage of retinopathy and vision is usually normal except in some cases. Small swellings known as micro-aneurysms or flame-shaped hemorrhages start to develop in the fundus quadrants Moderate NPDR There will be micro-aneurysms or hemorrhages of greater severity in one to three quadrants and leakage might occur, resulting cotton wool spots and exudates and so fourth to be present in the retina Severe NPDR i Severe more than 20 hemorrhages and MAs in all four quadrants of the fundus ii Definite venous beading in at least two quadrants iii Severe damage to the small blood vessels in at least one quadrant but no signs of any PDR PDR One or more of the following: Neovascularization Open in a separate window There are various techniques for automatic grading of DR.

These systems use one or more features such as blood vessels, exudates EXs , micro-Aneurisms MAs , and texture [ 6 — 14 ]. Yun et al. The features were area and perimeter of blood vessels of color fundus images. Ahmad et al. Kahai et al. These features are then used as an input to the neural network for an automatic classification.

Vallabha et al. In that method the vascular abnormalities are detected using scale and orientation selective Gabor filtersbanks. This work describes a new method for automatic grading of 3 main stages of DR. The proposed algorithm uses fundus fluorescein angiography FFA and color fundus images simultaneously. MAs appeared like white small dots in FFA and they are more distinguishable than in color fundus images [ 15 ].

On the other hand, EXs are better shown in color fundus images. On this base, a fully curvelet based method is used for extraction of main objects in both FFA and color fundus images such as optic disk OD , vessels, and FAZ. In addition to extracted features from these objects for DR grading such as FAZ enlargement and regularity, the main lesions appeared in DR such as EXs and MAs are detected using curvelet-based techniques and appropriate features are extracted from them.

The main reason of using digital curvelet transform DCUT [ 16 ] is its ability to detect 2D singularities. In fact although wavelet transform is a powerful tool for 1D signal processing, but it does not keep its optimality for 2D signal processing because it is only able to detect 1D singularities. On this base, DCUT is an appropriate tool for separating various objects in images based on dividing the image to several subimages in various scales and orientations.

For example, by amplifying the selected coefficients in proper subimages and reducing other coefficient and using other tools in curvelet domain the noise and unwanted objects can be removed and the desired object is detected [ 16 — 19 ].

The main setup of the proposed algorithm in this paper is as follows. In Section 2. Section 2. Sections 2. Experiments and results are given in Section 3. Finally, Section 4 provides conclusion. Methodology We have attempted to work on database that has both FFA image and color fundus image in this DR grading system. We have collected retinal image of 70 patients of different DR stages.

The proposed method in this paper for DR grading is concluded in block diagram of Figure 2.

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International Journal of Computer Applications 79 12 , October Full text available. A highly efficient numerical scheme is proposed to solve the combined optimization problem posed by the model for separating images into texture and piecewise smooth parts. In the proposed multi-layered image coding schemes, the MCA used in image decomposition is performed using haar wavelet transform that decomposes the image into four frequency sub-band. The results show that the proposed algorithm that is the combination of wavelet based decomposition as extraction of texture and edge parts using the haar wavelet transform and further compressing of texture and edge part using dct and the Curvelet transform respectively, give the enhanced PSNR and other statistical parameters. The results are evaluated in different bits per pixels bpp color format and are in a proportionate order.

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No abnormalities Mild NPDR This is the earliest stage of retinopathy and vision is usually normal except in some cases. Small swellings known as micro-aneurysms or flame-shaped hemorrhages start to develop in the fundus quadrants Moderate NPDR There will be micro-aneurysms or hemorrhages of greater severity in one to three quadrants and leakage might occur, resulting cotton wool spots and exudates and so fourth to be present in the retina Severe NPDR i Severe more than 20 hemorrhages and MAs in all four quadrants of the fundus ii Definite venous beading in at least two quadrants iii Severe damage to the small blood vessels in at least one quadrant but no signs of any PDR PDR One or more of the following: Neovascularization Open in a separate window There are various techniques for automatic grading of DR. These systems use one or more features such as blood vessels, exudates EXs , micro-Aneurisms MAs , and texture [ 6 — 14 ]. Yun et al. The features were area and perimeter of blood vessels of color fundus images.

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