Transfer learning from synthetic data reduces need for labels to segment brain vasculature and neural pathways in 3DDownload PDF

Johannes C. Paetzold, Oliver Schoppe, Rami Al-Maskari, Giles Tetteh, Velizar Efremov, Mihail I. Todorov, Ruiyao Cai, Hongcheng Mai, Zhouyi Rong, Ali Ertuerk, Bjoern H. Menze

10 Apr 2019 (modified: 05 May 2023)MIDL Abstract 2019Readers: Everyone
Keywords: Deep learning, transfer learning, synthetic data, vasculature, neural pathways
Abstract: Novel microscopic techniques yield high-resolution volumetric scans of complex anatomical structures such as the blood vasculature or the nervous system. Here, we show how transfer learning and synthetic data generation can be used to train deep neural networks to segment these structures successfully in the absence of or with very limited training data.
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