MPSHT: Multiple Progressive Sampling Hybrid Model Multi-Organ Segmentation
Yiyang Zhao; Jinjiang Li; Zhen Hua
Background: In recent years, computer-assisted diagnosis of patients is an increasingly common topic. Multi-organ segmentation of clinical Computed Tomography (CT) images of the patient’s abdomen and magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the patient’s heart is a challenging task in medical image segmentation. The accurate segmentation of multiple organs is an important prerequisite for disease diagnosis and treatment planning.
Methods: In this paper, we propose a new method based on multi-organ segmentation in CT images or MRI images; this method is based on the CNN-Transformer hybrid model, and on this basis, a progressive sampling module is added.
Results: We performed multi-organ segmentation on CT images and MRI images provided by two public datasets, Synapse multi-organ CT dataset (Synapse) and Automated cardiac diagnosis challenge dataset (ACDC). By using Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC) and Hausdorff_95 (HD95) as the evaluation metric for the Synapse dataset. For the Synapse dataset of CT images, the average DSC reached 79.76%, and the HD95 reached 21.55%. The DSC indicators of Kidney(R), Pancreas, and Stomach reached 80.77%, 59.84%, and 81.11%, respectively. The average DSC for the ACDC dataset of MRI images reaches 91.8%, far exceeding other state-of-the-art techniques.
Conclusion: In this paper, we propose a multi-sampled vision transformer MPSHT based on the CNN-Transformer structure. The model has both the advantages of CNN convolutional network and Transformer, and at the same time, the addition of a progressive sampling module makes the model’s segmentation of organs more accurate, making up for the shortcomings of the previous CNN-Transformer hybrid model.
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