A fixed-point model for pancreas segmentation in abdominal CT scans

Yuyin Zhou, Lingxi Xie, Wei Shen, Yan Wang, Elliot K. Fishman, Alan L. Yuille

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Abstract

Deep neural networks have been widely adopted for automatic organ segmentation from abdominal CT scans. However, the segmentation accuracy of some small organs (e.g., the pancreas) is sometimes below satisfaction, arguably because deep networks are easily disrupted by the complex and variable background regions which occupies a large fraction of the input volume. In this paper, we formulate this problem into a fixed-point model which uses a predicted segmentation mask to shrink the input region. This is motivated by the fact that a smaller input region often leads to more accurate segmentation. In the training process, we use the ground-truth annotation to generate accurate input regions and optimize network weights. On the testing stage, we fix the network parameters and update the segmentation results in an iterative manner. We evaluate our approach on the NIH pancreas segmentation dataset, and outperform the state-of-the-art by more than 4%, measured by the average Dice-Sørensen Coefficient (DSC). In addition, we report 62.43% DSC in the worst case, which guarantees the reliability of our approach in clinical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention − MICCAI 2017 - 20th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsMaxime Descoteaux, Simon Duchesne, Alfred Franz, Pierre Jannin, D. Louis Collins, Lena Maier-Hein
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages693-701
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319661810
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2017 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: Sep 11 2017Sep 13 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10433 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2017
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period9/11/179/13/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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