Guillaume Sallé, Pierre-Henri Conze, Julien Bert, Nicolas Boussion, Dimitris Visvikis, Vincent Jaouen
Deep learning for medical imaging is limited by data scarcity and domain shift, which lead to biased training sets that do not accurately represent deployment conditions. A related practical problem is cross-modal segmentation where the objective is to segment unlabelled domains using previously labelled images from other modalites, which is the context of the MICCAI CrossMoDA 2022 challenge on vestibular schwannoma (VS) segmentation. In this context, we propose a VS segmentation method that leverages conventional image-to-image translation and segmentation using iterative self training combined to a dedicated data augmentation technique called Generative Blending Augmentation (GBA). GBA is based on a one-shot 2D SinGAN generative model that allows to realistically diversify target tumor appearances in a downstream segmentation model, improving its generalization power at test time. Our solution ranked first on the VS segmentation task during the validation and test phase of the CrossModa 2022 challenge.