Re-Identification and growth detection of pulmonary nodules without image registration using 3D siamese neural networks.

  • Authors
  • Rafael-Palou X, Aubanell A, Bonavita I, Ceresa M, Piella G, Ribas V, González Ballester MA
  • UPF authors
  • AUBANELL JUBANY, ANNA M.; PIELLA FENOY, GEMA; GONZALEZ BALLESTER, MIGUEL ANGEL; RIBAS FERRER, Vicenç;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Publication year
  • 2021
  • Volume
  • 67
  • Pages
  • 1-17
  • ISSN
  • 1361-8415
  • Abstract
  • Lung cancer follow-up is a complex, error prone, and time consuming task for clinical radiologists. Several lung CT scan images taken at different time points of a given patient need to be individually inspected, looking for possible cancerogenous nodules. Radiologists mainly focus their attention in nodule size, density, and growth to assess the existence of malignancy. In this study, we present a novel method based on a 3D siamese neural network, for the re-identification of nodules in a pair of CT scans of the same patient without the need for image registration. The network was integrated into a two-stage automatic pipeline to detect, match, and predict nodule growth given pairs of CT scans. Results on an independent test set reported a nodule detection sensitivity of 94.7%, an accuracy for temporal nodule matching of 88.8%, and a sensitivity of 92.0% with a precision of 88.4% for nodule growth detection. -
  • Complete citation
  • Rafael-Palou X, Aubanell A, Bonavita I, Ceresa M, Piella G, Ribas V, González Ballester MA. Re-Identification and growth detection of pulmonary nodules without image registration using 3D siamese neural networks.. Medical Image Analysis 2021; 67( ): 1-17.
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