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Automated segmentation framework of lung gross tumor volumes on 3D planning CT images using dense V-Net deep learning
Author(s): Risa Nakano; Hidetaka Arimura; Mohammad Haekal; Saiji Ohga
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Paper Abstract

Gross tumor volume (GTV) regions of lung tumors should be determined with repeatability and reproducibility on planning computed tomography (CT) in radiation treatment planning to reduce intra- and inter-observer variations of GTV regions. Therefore, we have attempted to develop an automated segmentation framework of the GTV regions on planning CT images using dense V-Net deep learning (DenseVDL). In order to evaluate the GTV regions extracted by the DenseVDL network, Dice similarity coefficient (DSC) was used in this study. The proposed framework achieved average 2D-DSC of 0.73 and 3D-DSC of 0.76 for sixteen cases. The proposed framework using the DenseVDL may be useful for assisting in radiation treatment planning for lung cancer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11050, International Forum on Medical Imaging in Asia 2019, 110500Y (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2521509
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Risa Nakano, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Hidetaka Arimura, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Mohammad Haekal, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Saiji Ohga, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11050:
International Forum on Medical Imaging in Asia 2019
Feng Lin; Hiroshi Fujita; Jong Hyo Kim, Editor(s)

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