Endoscopic measurement of ulcerative colitis (UC) severity is important since endoscopic disease severity may better predict future outcomes in UC than symptoms. However, it is difficult to evaluate the endoscopic severity of UC objectively because of the non-uniform nature of endoscopic features associated with UC, and large variations in their patterns. In this paper, we propose a method to classify UC severity in colonoscopy videos by detecting the vascular (vein) patterns which are defined specifically in this paper as the amounts of blood vessels in the video frames. To detect these vascular patterns, we use Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) and image preprocessing methods. The experiments show that the proposed method for classifying UC severity by detecting these vascular patterns increases classification effectiveness significantly.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Machine Learning in Medical Imaging - 11th International Workshop, MLMI 2020, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2020, Proceedings|
|Editors||Mingxia Liu, Chunfeng Lian, Pingkun Yan, Xiaohuan Cao|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 2020|
|Event||11th International Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, MLMI 2020, held in conjunction with the 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020 - Lima, Peru|
Duration: Oct 4 2020 → Oct 4 2020
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||11th International Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, MLMI 2020, held in conjunction with the 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020|
|Period||10/4/20 → 10/4/20|
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- Colonoscopy video
- Convolutional Neural Network
- Medical image classification
- Ulcerative colitis severity