Automatic Label Detection in Chest Radiography Images

João Pedrosa, João Pedrosa, Guilherme Aresta, Guilherme Aresta, Carlos Ferreira, Carlos Ferreira, Ana Mendonça, Ana Mendonça, Aurélio Campilho, Aurélio Campilho

2022

Abstract

Chest radiography is one of the most ubiquitous medical imaging exams used for the diagnosis and follow-up of a wide array of pathologies. However, chest radiography analysis is time consuming and often challenging, even for experts. This has led to the development of numerous automatic solutions for multipathology detection in chest radiography, particularly after the advent of deep learning. However, the black-box nature of deep learning solutions together with the inherent class imbalance of medical imaging problems often leads to weak generalization capabilities, with models learning features based on spurious correlations such as the aspect and position of laterality, patient position, equipment and hospital markers. In this study, an automatic method based on a YOLOv3 framework was thus developed for the detection of markers and written labels in chest radiography images. It is shown that this model successfully detects a large proportion of markers in chest radiography, even in datasets different from the training source, with a low rate of false positives per image. As such, this method could be used for performing automatic obscuration of markers in large datasets, so that more generic and meaningful features can be learned, thus improving classification performance and robustness.

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in Harvard Style

Pedrosa J., Aresta G., Ferreira C., Mendonça A. and Campilho A. (2022). Automatic Label Detection in Chest Radiography Images. In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING, ISBN 978-989-758-552-4, pages 63-69. DOI: 10.5220/0010888100003123


in Bibtex Style

@conference{bioimaging22,
author={João Pedrosa and Guilherme Aresta and Carlos Ferreira and Ana Mendonça and Aurélio Campilho},
title={Automatic Label Detection in Chest Radiography Images},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING,},
year={2022},
pages={63-69},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010888100003123},
isbn={978-989-758-552-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING,
TI - Automatic Label Detection in Chest Radiography Images
SN - 978-989-758-552-4
AU - Pedrosa J.
AU - Aresta G.
AU - Ferreira C.
AU - Mendonça A.
AU - Campilho A.
PY - 2022
SP - 63
EP - 69
DO - 10.5220/0010888100003123