Extended Res-UNet with Hierarchical Inner-Modules for Liver Tumor Segmentation from CT Volumes

Jiayin Shi, Sei Ichiro Kamata

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Abstract

Liver cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death and the sixth most frequent cancer in the world. Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) images are now widely used to manifest liver tumors' shape and volume, but it is hard for a doctor to realize such information at once. To support automatic MDCT analyzing work, we propose an extended residual U-Net with the novel hierarchical inner-module (HIM) and skip-connected hierarchical inner-modules (SHIMs). The HIM and SHIMs realize fine-grained feature extraction by separating the feature map into groups by channels, and using a set of small inner filter groups to extract detailed features from these groups. The inner filter group made up of one convolutional layer and one attention layer are connected hierarchically to redistribute the model's attention on different feature groups. We evaluate the proposed method using 3DIRCADb dataset including 22 CT volumes where 16 volumes have tumors in the liver. The Dice values of liver and tumor segmentation are 0.931 and 0.792. The tumor segmentation result is better than the state-of-the-art method, showing strong ability in tumor feature extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 4th International Conference on Robotics and Computer Vision, ICRCV 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665481700
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event4th International Conference on Robotics and Computer Vision, ICRCV 2022 - Virtual, Online, China
Duration: 2022 Sep 252022 Sep 27

Publication series

Name2022 4th International Conference on Robotics and Computer Vision, ICRCV 2022

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Robotics and Computer Vision, ICRCV 2022
Country/TerritoryChina
CityVirtual, Online
Period22/9/2522/9/27

Keywords

  • deep learning
  • liver tumor segmentation
  • medical image
  • semantic segmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Control and Optimization

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