A Web-Based Platform for Distributed Annotation of Computerized Tomography Scans

Nicholas Heller, Panagiotis Stanitsas, Vassilios Morellas, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

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Abstract

Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems are adopting advancements at the forefront of computer vision and machine learning towards assisting medical experts with providing faster diagnoses. The success of CAD systems heavily relies on the availability of high-quality annotated data. Towards supporting the annotation process among teams of medical experts, we present a web-based platform developed for distributed annotation of medical images. We capitalize on the HTML5 canvas to allow for medical experts to quickly perform segmentation of regions of interest. Experimental evaluation of the proposed platform show a significant reduction in the time required to perform the annotation of abdominal computerized tomography images. Furthermore, we evaluate the relationship between the size of the harvested regions and the quality of the annotations. Finally, we present additional functionality of the developed platform for the closer examination of 3D point clouds for kidney cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntravascular Imaging and Computer Assisted Stenting, and Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis - 6th Joint International Workshops, CVII-STENT 2017 and 2nd International Workshop, LABELS 2017 Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Proceedings
EditorsTal Arbel, M. Jorge Cardoso
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages136-145
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319675336
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event6th Joint International Workshops on Computing and Visualization for Intravascular Imaging and Computer Assisted Stenting, CVII-STENT 2017 and 2nd International Workshop on Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis, LABELS 2017 held in Conjunction with 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2017 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: Sep 10 2017Sep 14 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10552 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th Joint International Workshops on Computing and Visualization for Intravascular Imaging and Computer Assisted Stenting, CVII-STENT 2017 and 2nd International Workshop on Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis, LABELS 2017 held in Conjunction with 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2017
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period9/10/179/14/17

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Heller, N., Stanitsas, P., Morellas, V., & Papanikolopoulos, N. (2017). A Web-Based Platform for Distributed Annotation of Computerized Tomography Scans. In T. Arbel, & M. J. Cardoso (Eds.), Intravascular Imaging and Computer Assisted Stenting, and Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis - 6th Joint International Workshops, CVII-STENT 2017 and 2nd International Workshop, LABELS 2017 Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Proceedings (pp. 136-145). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10552 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67534-3_15