Pre-processing and Data Augmentation play an important role in Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNN). Whereby several methods aim for standardization and augmentation of the dataset, we here propose a novel method aimed to feed DCNN with spherical space transformed input data that could better facilitate feature learning compared to standard Cartesian space images and volumes. In this work, the spherical coordinates transformation has been applied as a preprocessing method that, used in conjunction with normal MRI volumes, improves the accuracy of brain tumor segmentation and patient overall survival (OS) prediction on Brain Tumor Segmentation (BraTS) Challenge 2020 dataset. The LesionEncoder framework has been then applied to automatically extract features from DCNN models, achieving 0.586 accuracy of OS prediction on the validation data set, which is one of the best results according to BraTS 2020 leaderboard.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention|
|Period||4/10/20 → 8/10/20|
- Deep Convolutional Neural Network
- Polar transformation
- Spherical coordinates