that is correctly classified and Ac provides the totalratio of well classified pixels.The performance evaluations of images are depend-ing upon the threshold (Th) values for each classifica-tion. We have numbered all the segmented imagesfrom Img_01 to Img_12 as shown in figure 3. Table II,III and IV are the performance results obtained aftercomparing with the original segmented images in goldstandard database. Segmentation accuracy is quite
good for healthy patients’ fundus images. But poor
esults are obtained for diabetic patients’ fundus ima
g-es. It is clearly observed that average accuracy of thesegmented results is around 0.79.
Images Img_01 Img_02 Img_03 Img_04Ep
0.8526 0.8898 0.8392 0.8452
0.9982 0.9282 0.9023 0.9623
0.9785 0.9724 0.9537 0.9437
Images Img_05 Img_06 Img_07 Img_08Ep
0.8724 0.8409 0.7180 0.7324
0.9435 0.8393 0.8254 0.9217
0.7439 0.7184 0.6992 0.7391
Images Img_09 Img_10 Img_11 Img_12Ep
0.7489 0.7035 0.8163 0.8624
0.8335 0.8323 0.9214 0.9257
0.9429 0.8147 0.8637 0.8373
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