Atrous Convolution for Binary Semantic Segmentation of Lung Nodule

Mohammad Hesam Hesamian, Wenjing Jia, Xiangjian He, Paul J. Kennedy

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Abstract

Accurately estimating the size of tumours and reproducing their boundaries from lung CT images provides crucial information for early diagnosis, staging and evaluating patients response to cancer therapy. This paper presents an advanced solution to segment lung nodules from CT images by employing a deep residual network structure with Atrous convolution. The Atrous convolution increases the field of view of the filters and helps to improve classification accuracy. Moreover, in order to address the significant class imbalance issue between the nodule pixels and background non-nodule pixels, a weighted loss function is proposed. We evaluate our proposed solution on the widely adopted benchmark dataset LIDC. A promising result of an average DCS of 81.24% is achieved, outperforming the state of the arts. This demonstrates the effectiveness and importance of applying the Atrous convolution and weighted loss for such problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1015-1019
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479981311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 201917 May 2019

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period12/05/1917/05/19

Keywords

  • Atrous convolution
  • Deep learning
  • Nodule segmentation
  • weighted loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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