Selective search and sequential detection for standard plane localization in ultrasound

Dong Ni, Tianmei Li, Xin Yang, Jing Qin, Shengli Li, Chien Ting Chin, Shuyuan Ouyang, Tianfu Wang, Siping Chen

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Abstract

We present the first automatic solution for localizing fetal abdominal standard plane (FASP) in consecutive 2D ultrasound images. FASP is located in the presence of three key anatomies detected by learning based algorithms, including stomach bubble (SB), umbilical vein (UV), and spine (SP). Traditional detection methods exhaustively scanning the entire image with sliding window algorithms tend not to perform well, since large numbers of regions appear similar to key anatomies. We propose a novel approach by applying local detectors sequentially on the preselected locations of SB, SP and UV. Specifically, we employ segmentation to generate probable locations for SB detection while exploiting a novel accumulative vessel probability algorithm to produce probable locations for SP and UV detection. The sequential scheme automatically excludes detected regions in former steps for subsequent detection, and further limits the search range according to the geometric relationship among anatomies. Experimental results on 100 fetal abdomen videos show that our method significantly outperforms traditional methods that only use local detector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbdominal Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationComputation and Clinical Applications - 5th International Workshop, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2013, Proceedings
Pages203-211
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Workshop on Abdominal Imaging: Computation and Clinical Applications, Held in Conjunction with 16th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2013 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 22 Sep 201322 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8198 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Workshop on Abdominal Imaging: Computation and Clinical Applications, Held in Conjunction with 16th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2013
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period22/09/1322/09/13

Keywords

  • AdaBoost
  • anatomy detection
  • selective search
  • sequential detection
  • standard plane
  • Ultrasound
  • vessel probability map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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