Thoracic Disease Identification and Localization With Limited Supervision

Zhe Li, Chong Wang, Mei Han, Yuan Xue, Wei Wei, Li-Jia Li, Li Fei-Fei; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 8290-8299

Abstract


Accurate identification and localization of abnormalities from radiology images play an integral part in clinical diagnosis and treatment planning. Building a highly accurate prediction model for these tasks usually requires a large number of images manually annotated with labels and finding sites of abnormalities. In reality, however, such annotated data are expensive to acquire, especially the ones with location annotations. We need methods that can work well with only a small amount of location annotations. To address this challenge, we present a unified approach that simultaneously performs disease identification and localization through the same underlying model for all images.We demonstrate that our approach can effectively leverage both class information as well as limited location annotation, and significantly outperforms the comparative reference baseline in both classification and localization tasks.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Li_2018_CVPR,
author = {Li, Zhe and Wang, Chong and Han, Mei and Xue, Yuan and Wei, Wei and Li, Li-Jia and Fei-Fei, Li},
title = {Thoracic Disease Identification and Localization With Limited Supervision},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}