• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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A Triple Residual Multiscale Fully Convolutional Network Model for Multimodal Infant Brain MRI Segmentation

Vol. 14, No. 3, March 31, 2020
10.3837/tiis.2020.03.003, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

The accurate segmentation of infant brain MR image into white matter (WM), gray matter (GM), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is very important for early studying of brain growing patterns and morphological changes in neurodevelopmental disorders. Because of inherent myelination and maturation process, the WM and GM of babies (between 6 and 9 months of age) exhibit similar intensity levels in both T1-weighted (T1w) and T2-weighted (T2w) MR images in the isointense phase, which makes brain tissue segmentation very difficult. We propose a deep network architecture based on U-Net, called Triple Residual Multiscale Fully Convolutional Network (TRMFCN), whose structure exists three gates of input and inserts two blocks: residual multiscale block and concatenate block. We solved some difficulties and completed the segmentation task with the model. Our model outperforms the U-Net and some cutting-edge deep networks based on U-Net in evaluation of WM, GM and CSF. The data set we used for training and testing comes from iSeg-2017 challenge (http://iseg2017.web.unc.edu).


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[IEEE Style]
Y. Chen, Y. Qin, Z. Jin, Z. Fan and M. Cai, "A Triple Residual Multiscale Fully Convolutional Network Model for Multimodal Infant Brain MRI Segmentation," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 962-975, 2020. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2020.03.003.

[ACM Style]
Yunjie Chen, Yuhang Qin, Zilong Jin, Zhiyong Fan, and Mao Cai. 2020. A Triple Residual Multiscale Fully Convolutional Network Model for Multimodal Infant Brain MRI Segmentation. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 14, 3, (2020), 962-975. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2020.03.003.