Self domain adapted network

Yufan He, Aaron Carass, Lianrui Zuo, Blake E. Dewey, Jerry L. Prince

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Domain shift is a major problem for deploying deep networks in clinical practice. Network performance drops significantly with (target) images obtained differently than its (source) training data. Due to a lack of target label data, most work has focused on unsupervised domain adaptation (UDA). Current UDA methods need both source and target data to train models which perform image translation (harmonization) or learn domain-invariant features. However, training a model for each target domain is time consuming and computationally expensive, even infeasible when target domain data are scarce or source data are unavailable due to data privacy. In this paper, we propose a novel self domain adapted network (SDA-Net) that can rapidly adapt itself to a single test subject at the testing stage, without using extra data or training a UDA model. The SDA-Net consists of three parts: adaptors, task model, and auto-encoders. The latter two are pre-trained offline on labeled source images. The task model performs tasks like synthesis, segmentation, or classification, which may suffer from the domain shift problem. At the testing stage, the adaptors are trained to transform the input test image and features to reduce the domain shift as measured by the auto-encoders, and thus perform domain adaptation. We validated our method on retinal layer segmentation from different OCT scanners and T1 to T2 synthesis with T1 from different MRI scanners and with different imaging parameters. Results show that our SDA-Net, with a single test subject and a short amount of time for self adaptation at the testing stage, can achieve significant improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jul 6 2020


  • Segmentation
  • Self supervised learning
  • Synthesis
  • Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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