Models, code, and papers for "Andrés Diaz-Pinto":

REFUGE Challenge: A Unified Framework for Evaluating Automated Methods for Glaucoma Assessment from Fundus Photographs

Oct 08, 2019
José Ignacio Orlando, Huazhu Fu, João Barbossa Breda, Karel van Keer, Deepti R. Bathula, Andrés Diaz-Pinto, Ruogu Fang, Pheng-Ann Heng, Jeyoung Kim, JoonHo Lee, Joonseok Lee, Xiaoxiao Li, Peng Liu, Shuai Lu, Balamurali Murugesan, Valery Naranjo, Sai Samarth R. Phaye, Sharath M. Shankaranarayana, Apoorva Sikka, Jaemin Son, Anton van den Hengel, Shujun Wang, Junyan Wu, Zifeng Wu, Guanghui Xu, Yongli Xu, Pengshuai Yin, Fei Li, Xiulan Zhang, Yanwu Xu, Xiulan Zhang, Hrvoje Bogunović

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible but preventable blindness in working age populations. Color fundus photography (CFP) is the most cost-effective imaging modality to screen for retinal disorders. However, its application to glaucoma has been limited to the computation of a few related biomarkers such as the vertical cup-to-disc ratio. Deep learning approaches, although widely applied for medical image analysis, have not been extensively used for glaucoma assessment due to the limited size of the available data sets. Furthermore, the lack of a standardize benchmark strategy makes difficult to compare existing methods in a uniform way. In order to overcome these issues we set up the Retinal Fundus Glaucoma Challenge, REFUGE (\url{}), held in conjunction with MICCAI 2018. The challenge consisted of two primary tasks, namely optic disc/cup segmentation and glaucoma classification. As part of REFUGE, we have publicly released a data set of 1200 fundus images with ground truth segmentations and clinical glaucoma labels, currently the largest existing one. We have also built an evaluation framework to ease and ensure fairness in the comparison of different models, encouraging the development of novel techniques in the field. 12 teams qualified and participated in the online challenge. This paper summarizes their methods and analyzes their corresponding results. In particular, we observed that two of the top-ranked teams outperformed two human experts in the glaucoma classification task. Furthermore, the segmentation results were in general consistent with the ground truth annotations, with complementary outcomes that can be further exploited by ensembling the results.

* Accepted for publication in Medical Image Analysis 

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Semi-Automatic Algorithm for Breast MRI Lesion Segmentation Using Marker-Controlled Watershed Transformation

Dec 14, 2017
Sulaiman Vesal, Andres Diaz-Pinto, Nishant Ravikumar, Stephan Ellmann, Amirabbas Davari, Andreas Maier

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an effective imaging modality for identifying and localizing breast lesions in women. Accurate and precise lesion segmentation using a computer-aided-diagnosis (CAD) system, is a crucial step in evaluating tumor volume and in the quantification of tumor characteristics. However, this is a challenging task, since breast lesions have sophisticated shape, topological structure, and high variance in their intensity distribution across patients. In this paper, we propose a novel marker-controlled watershed transformation-based approach, which uses the brightest pixels in a region of interest (determined by experts) as markers to overcome this challenge, and accurately segment lesions in breast MRI. The proposed approach was evaluated on 106 lesions, which includes 64 malignant and 42 benign cases. Segmentation results were quantified by comparison with ground truth labels, using the Dice similarity coefficient (DSC) and Jaccard index (JI) metrics. The proposed method achieved an average Dice coefficient of 0.7808$\pm$0.1729 and Jaccard index of 0.6704$\pm$0.2167. These results illustrate that the proposed method shows promise for future work related to the segmentation and classification of benign and malignant breast lesions.

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