Malignancy Detection in Prostate Multi-Parametric MR Images Using U-net with Attention

Archana MacHireddy, Nicholas Meermeier, Fergus Coakley, Xubo Song

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Abstract

Multiparametric magnetic resonance (mpMR) images are increasingly being used for diagnosis and monitoring of prostate cancer. Detection of malignancy from prostate mpMR images requires expertise, is time consuming and prone to human error. The recent developments of U-net have demonstrated promising detection results in many medical applications. Straightforward use of U-net tends to result in over-detection in mpMR images. The recently developed attention mechanism can help retain only features relevant for malignancy detection, thus improving the detection accuracy. In this work, we propose a U-net architecture that is enhanced by the attention mechanism to detect malignancy in prostate mpMR images. This approach resulted in improved performance in terms of higher Dice score and reduced over-detection when compared to U-net in detecting malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1520-1523
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 20 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/20/207/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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