GIANA Polyp Segmentation with Fully Convolutional Dilation Neural Networks

Guo, Yun Bo and Matuszewski, Bogdan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-7195-2509 (2019) GIANA Polyp Segmentation with Fully Convolutional Dilation Neural Networks. In: 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, 25 - 27 February 2019, Czech Republic.

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Polyp detection and segmentation in colonoscopy images plays an important role in early detection of colorectal cancer. The paper describes methodology adopted for the EndoVisSub2017/2018 Gastrointestinal Image ANAlysis – (GIANA) polyp segmentation sub-challenges. The developed segmentation algorithms are based on the fully convolutional neural network (FCNN) model. Two novel variants of the FCNN have been investigated, implemented and evaluated. The first one, combines the deep residual network and the dilation kernel layers within the fully convolutional network framework. The second proposed architecture is based on the U-net network augmented by the dilation kernels and “squeeze and extraction” units. The proposed architectures have been evaluated against the well-known FCN8 model. The paper describes the adopted evaluation metrics and presents the results on the GIANA dataset. The proposed methods produced competitive results, securing the first place for the SD and HD image segm entation tasks at the 2017 GIANA challenge and the second place for the SD images at the 2018 GIANA challenge.

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