Detecting and Analyzing Linear Structures in Biomedical Images : A Case Study Using Corneal Nerve Fibers

Dabbah, Mohammad A., Graham, James, Malik, Rayaz A., & Efron, Nathan (2011) Detecting and Analyzing Linear Structures in Biomedical Images : A Case Study Using Corneal Nerve Fibers. In Dougherty, Geoff (Ed.) Medical Image Processing : Techniques and Applications. Springer, New York, pp. 145-166.

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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common long-term complications of diabetes. The accurate detection and quantification of DPN are important for defining at-risk patients, anticipating deterioration, and assessing new therapies. Current methods of detecting and quantifying DPN, such as neurophysiology, lack sensitivity, require expert assessment and focus primarily on large nerve fibers. However, the earliest damage to nerve fibers in diabetic neuropathy is to the small nerve fibers. At present, small nerve fiber damage is currently assessed using skin/nerve biopsy; both are invasive technique and are not suitable for repeated investigations.

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ID Code: 68024
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-9779-1_7
ISBN: 9781441997791
ISSN: 1618-7210
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2014 23:42
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 15:48

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