Detecting Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Multi-phase CT Scans via Alignment Ensemble

Yingda Xia, Qihang Yu, Wei Shen, Yuyin Zhou, Elliot K. Fishman, Alan L. Yuille

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Abstract

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal cancers among the population. Screening for PDACs in dynamic contrast-enhanced CT is beneficial for early diagnosis. In this paper, we investigate the problem of automated detecting PDACs in multi-phase (arterial and venous) CT scans. Multiple phases provide more information than single phase, but they are unaligned and inhomogeneous in texture, making it difficult to combine cross-phase information seamlessly. We study multiple phase alignment strategies, i.e., early alignment (image registration), late alignment (high-level feature registration), and slow alignment (multi-level feature registration), and suggest an ensemble of all these alignments as a promising way to boost the performance of PDAC detection. We provide an extensive empirical evaluation on two PDAC datasets and show that the proposed alignment ensemble significantly outperforms previous state-of-the-art approaches, illustrating the strong potential for clinical use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2020 - 23rd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsAnne L. Martel, Purang Abolmaesumi, Danail Stoyanov, Diana Mateus, Maria A. Zuluaga, S. Kevin Zhou, Daniel Racoceanu, Leo Joskowicz
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages285-295
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030597153
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020 - Lima, Peru
Duration: Oct 4 2020Oct 8 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12263 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period10/4/2010/8/20

Keywords

  • Feature alignment
  • PDAC detection
  • Pancreatic tumor segmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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