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Augmenting LIDC dataset using 3D generative adversarial networks to improve lung nodule detection
Author(s): Chufan Gao; Stephen Clark; Jacob Furst; Daniela Raicu
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Paper Abstract

One drawback of Computer Aided Detection (CADe) systems is the large amount of data needed to train them, which may be expensive in the medical field. We propose using a generative adversarial network (GAN) as a potential data augmentation strategy to generate more training data to improve CADe. In our preliminary results, using the NIH/NCI Lung Image Database Consortium, we obtained a higher sensitivity when training a CADe system on our augmented lung nodule 3D data than training it without. We show that GANs are a viable method of data augmentation for lung nodule detection and are a promising area of potential research in the CADe domain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10950, Medical Imaging 2019: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 109501K (13 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2513011
Show Author Affiliations
Chufan Gao, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Stephen Clark, The Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga (United States)
Jacob Furst, DePaul Univ. (United States)
Daniela Raicu, DePaul Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10950:
Medical Imaging 2019: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Kensaku Mori; Horst K. Hahn, Editor(s)

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