Position Classifier: Rethinking Position Encoding on Chest X-ray Diseases IdentificationDownload PDF

Published: 09 May 2022, Last Modified: 12 May 2023MIDL 2022 Short PapersReaders: Everyone
Keywords: Position Classifier, Position Embedding, Patch-based, Chest X-ray
TL;DR: We proposed the Position Classifier to encode position information, improving the results of diseases identification.
Abstract: The patch-based method of chest X-ray interpretation often suffers from the loss of information regarding global anatomy structures. We propose using a simple position classifier to train the model to encode the correct position information. Our model can accurately encode the position information with a 99.87% AUC score on patch positioning. With the help of position information, our model can filter out anatomy structures that are commonly misinterpreted as lesions. We believe the proposed method is both effective and easy to implement in common deep learning-based diseases identification framework with only slight modifications.
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Paper Type: novel methodological ideas without extensive validation
Primary Subject Area: Detection and Diagnosis
Secondary Subject Area: Application: Radiology
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