Semi-supervised Learning of Fetal Anatomy from Ultrasound

  • Jeremy TanEmail author
  • Anselm Au
  • Qingjie Meng
  • Bernhard Kainz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11795)


Semi-supervised learning methods have achieved excellent performance on standard benchmark datasets using very few labelled images. Anatomy classification in fetal 2D ultrasound is an ideal problem setting to test whether these results translate to non-ideal data. Our results indicate that inclusion of a challenging background class can be detrimental and that semi-supervised learning mostly benefits classes that are already distinct, sometimes at the expense of more similar classes.


Semi-supervised learning Fetal ultrasound 



Support from Wellcome Trust IEH Award iFind project [102431]. JT is supported by the ICL President’s Scholarship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Tan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anselm Au
    • 1
  • Qingjie Meng
    • 1
  • Bernhard Kainz
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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