Pediatric Left Cardiac Echocardiography Segmentation via BiSeNet
Hu Yujin1, Lei Baiying1, Guo Libao1, Mao Muyi2, Jin Zelong2, Chen Siping1, Xia Bei2*, Wang Tianfu1*
1(School of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science Center, Shenzhen University, National-Regional Key Technology Engineering Laboratory for Medical Ultrasound, Guangdong Key Laboratory for Biomedical Measurements and Ultrasound Imaging, Shenzhen 518071, Guangdong, China) 2(Department of Ultrasound, Shenzhen Children Hospital, Hospital of Shantou University, Shenzhen 518038, Guangdong, China)
Abstract：Accurate segmentation of pediatric echocardiography is an essential step for the later biomedical measurement and diagnose. Currently, it relies on sonographer′s manual segmentation, which is time consuming and redundant, and therefore may lead to mistakes. Deep learning methods have achieved remarkable results in the field of computer vision. Therefore, we proposed to extract features from pediatric echocardiography images via deep convolutional neural networks and segment key anatomical structures of the heart. Specifically, we used BiSeNet consisting of two components, spatial path and context path, to extract low and high level features, respectively, and then fused them via a feature fusion module to get the most important features, for accurate segmentation. We conducted experiments on a dataset consisting of 87 echocardiography videos (2216 images) collected from Shenzhen Children Hospital, and compared our prediction with sonographers′ ground truth. Results showed that BiSeNet was able to capture the structure feature of echocardiography images, and achieved 0.914 and 0.887 in term of Dice index in left ventricle and left atrium segmentation task, respectively. The proposed method could help with accurate pediatric echocardiography segmentation, and released sonographers from redundant work.
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Hu Yujin, Lei Baiying, Guo Libao, Mao Muyi, Jin Zelong, Chen Siping, Xia Bei, Wang Tianfu. Pediatric Left Cardiac Echocardiography Segmentation via BiSeNet. Chinese Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, 38(5): 533-539.
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