Deep Mouse: An End-to-End Auto-Context Refinement Framework for Brain Ventricle Body Segmentation in Embryonic Mice Ultrasound Volumes

Tongda Xu, Ziming Qiu, William Das, Chuiyu Wang, Jack Langerman, Nitin Nair, Orlando Aristizabal, Jonathan Mamou, Daniel H. Turnbull, Jeffrey A. Ketterling, Yao Wang

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Abstract

The segmentation of the brain ventricle (BV) and body in embryonic mice high-frequency ultrasound (HFU) volumes can provide useful information for biological researchers. However, manual segmentation of the BV and body requires substantial time and expertise. This work proposes a novel deep learning based end-to-end auto-context refinement framework, consisting of two stages. The first stage produces a low resolution segmentation of the BV and body simultaneously. The resulting probability map for each object (BV or body) is then used to crop a region of interest (ROI) around the target object in both the original image and the probability map to provide context to the refinement segmentation network. Joint training of the two stages provides significant improvement in Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC) over using only the first stage (0.818 to 0.906 for the BV, and 0.919 to 0.934 for the body). The proposed method significantly reduces the inference time (102.36 to 0.09 s/volume ≈1000x faster) while slightly improves the segmentation accuracy over the previous methods using slide-window approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISBI 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages122-126
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538693308
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Event17th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2020 - Iowa City, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2020Apr 7 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Volume2020-April
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2020
CountryUnited States
CityIowa City
Period4/3/204/7/20

Keywords

  • Image segmentation
  • high-frequency ultrasound
  • mouse embryo
  • volumetric deep learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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