A Structure-Affinity Dual Attention-based Network to Segment Spine for Scoliosis Assessment

Hao Xie, Zixun Huang, Frank H.F. Leung, Yakun Ju, Yong Ping Zheng, Sai Ho Ling

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Abstract

Ultrasound volume projection imaging has shown great promise to visualize spine features and diagnose scoliosis thanks to its harmlessness, cheapness, and efficiency. The key to measuring spine deformity and assessing scoliosis is to accurately segment the spine bone features. In this paper, we propose a novel structure-affinity dual attention-based network (SADANet) for effective spine segmentation. Global channel attention module and spatial criss-cross attention module are combined in a parallel manner to generate rich global context of spine images. Meanwhile, we present a structure-affinity strategy to encode the structural knowledge of spine bones into the semantic representations. By this means, the network can capture both contextual and structural information. Experiments show that our proposed algorithm achieves promising performance on spine segmentation as compared with other state-of-the-art candidates, which makes it an appealing approach for intelligent scoliosis assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 2023 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2023
EditorsXingpeng Jiang, Haiying Wang, Reda Alhajj, Xiaohua Hu, Felix Engel, Mufti Mahmud, Nadia Pisanti, Xuefeng Cui, Hong Song
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1567-1574
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798350337488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2023 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 Dec 20238 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2023 2023 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2023
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period5/12/238/12/23

Keywords

  • Intelligent scoliosis diagnosis
  • Spine Segmentation
  • Structure-Affinity Dual Attention
  • Ultrasound volume Projection Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Health Informatics

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