Deep learning for multi-task medical image segmentation in multiple modalities

P. Moeskops, J.M. Wolterink, B.H.M. van der Velden, K.G.A. Gilhuijs, T. Leiner, M.A. Viergever, I. Išgum

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Abstract

Automatic segmentation of medical images is an important task for many clinical applications. In practice, a wide range of anatomical structures are visualised using different imaging modalities. In this paper, we investigate whether a single convolutional neural network (CNN) can be trained to perform different segmentation tasks.

A single CNN is trained to segment six tissues in MR brain images, the pectoral muscle in MR breast images, and the coronary arteries in cardiac CTA. The CNN therefore learns to identify the imaging modality, the visualised anatomical structures, and the tissue classes.

For each of the three tasks (brain MRI, breast MRI and cardiac CTA), this combined training procedure resulted in a segmentation performance equivalent to that of a CNN trained specifically for that task, demonstrating the high capacity of CNN architectures. Hence, a single system could be used in clinical practice to automatically perform diverse segmentation tasks without task-specific training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2016
EditorsS. Ourselin, L. Joskowicz, M.R. Sabuncu, G. Unal, W. Wells
PublisherSpringer
Pages478-486
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-46723-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-46722-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2016
Event19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2016, Athens, Greece, October 17-21, 2016, - Intercontinental Athenaeum, Athens, Greece
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
http://www.miccai2016.org/en/

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
PublisherSpringer
Volume9901

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2016, Athens, Greece, October 17-21, 2016,
Abbreviated titleMICCAI2016
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period17/10/1621/10/16
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