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Domain-Adversarial Learning for Multi-Centre, Multi-Vendor, and Multi-Disease Cardiac MR Image Segmentation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart. MandMs and EMIDEC Challenges - 11th International Workshop, STACOM 2020, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsEsther Puyol Anton, Mihaela Pop, Maxime Sermesant, Victor Campello, Alain Lalande, Karim Lekadir, Avan Suinesiaputra, Oscar Camara, Alistair Young
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030681067
Event11th International Workshop on Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart, STACOM 2020 held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2020 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 Oct 20204 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12592 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Workshop on Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart, STACOM 2020 held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: The authors of this paper declare that the segmentation method they implemented for participation in the M&Ms challenge has not used any pre-trained models nor additional MRI datasets other than those provided by the organizers. The authors acknowledge financial support from the King?s College London & Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging (EP/L015226/1); Philips Healthcare; and The Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering funded by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC under grant number WT 203148/Z/16/Z. Publisher Copyright: © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


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Cine cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the gold standard for the non-invasive evaluation of cardiac function. In particular, it allows the accurate quantification of functional parameters including the chamber volumes and ejection fraction. Deep learning has shown the potential to automate the requisite cardiac structure segmentation. However, the lack of robustness of deep learning models has hindered their widespread clinical adoption. Due to differences in the data characteristics, neural networks trained on data from a specific scanner are not guaranteed to generalise well to data acquired at a different centre or with a different scanner. In this work, we propose a principled solution to the problem of this domain shift. Domain-adversarial learning is used to train a domain-invariant 2D U-Net using labelled and unlabelled data. This approach is evaluated on both seen and unseen domains from the M&Ms challenge dataset and the domain-adversarial approach shows improved performance as compared to standard training. Additionally, we show that the domain information cannot be recovered from the learned features.

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