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Dual Network Generative Adversarial Networks for Pediatric Echocardiography Segmentation

  • Libao Guo
  • Yujin Hu
  • Baiying Lei
  • Jie Du
  • Muyi Mao
  • Zelong Jin
  • Bei XiaEmail author
  • Tianfu WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11798)

Abstract

Pediatric echocardiography is a commonly used medical imaging method for examining congenital heart disease (CHD). Accurate segmentation of pediatric echocardiography is usually used to derive quantitative measurements or biomarkers for subsequent CHD diagnosis and treatment planning. In order to achieve quality segmentation results, clinical pediatric echocardiography segmentation now is mainly performed by sonographers manually, which is time-consuming, labor-intensive, and highly dependent on the professional level of the sonographers. To address these issues, in this paper, we propose a novel convolutional neural network (CNN) architecture, called dual network generative adversarial networks (DNGAN). DNGAN consists of one generator and two discriminators, the generator uses parallel dual networks to extract more useful features to improve its performance. We use a dual discriminator to force the generator to learn more spatial features and segment the edges of the left heart more accurately. Experiments on the self-collected dataset shows that our proposed method achieves superior results over the state-of-the-art approaches and may help sonographers segment the left heart area faster and more accurately.

Keywords

Congenital heart disease Pediatric echocardiography Dual network generative adversarial networks Dual discriminator Image segmentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National-Regional Key Technology Engineering Laboratory for Medical Ultrasound, Guangdong Key Laboratory for Biomedical Measurements and Ultrasound Imaging, School of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science CenterShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Ultrasound Department, Shenzhen Children HospitalHospital of Shantou UniversityShantouChina

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