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dc.contributor.advisorPoock, Gary K.
dc.contributor.authorDombrowski, Francis J.
dc.dateDecember 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:17:40Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:17:40Z
dc.date.issued1988-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23243
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe connection between eye disease and diabetes is proven and is no longer a point of conjecture. In focusing attention on the retina, profound inroads have been made in the fight against this dreaded disorder of the blood. By carefully imaging the blood vessels in the eye, medical professionals can make accurate diagnoses based upon the changes and abnormalities observed. In addition, because the vasculature in the retina is extremely sensitive to fluctuations in normal bodily processes, often the first indication of diabetes and many other diseases manifest themselves here and are found during routine eye examinations. This thesis will explore the possibilities of a new method of retinal imaging by the blending and application of existing technologies. With the use of an automated, infrared-based imaging system, problems related to human error and the limitations of existing methods can be readily resolved and the groundwork can be laid for a new standard of accuracy in retinal imaging. Most importantly, it will automate the entire procedure providing medical specialists heretofore unavailable accuracy in their diagnoses.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/functionalspecif00domb
dc.format.extent44 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleFunctional specifications to an automated retinal scanner for use in plotting the vascular mapen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRoberts, Nancy C.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorRetinal imagingen_US
dc.subject.authorAutomationen_US
dc.subject.authorImagingen_US
dc.subject.authorDiabetic retinopathyen_US
dc.subject.authorOpthalmoscopyen_US
dc.subject.authorAngiographyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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