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Trilateral Attention Network for Real-Time Cardiac Region Segmentation.


Alzamzmi GA, Rajaraman S, Sachdev V, Antani S

IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 118205-118214, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3107303.

Abstract:

The accurate segmentation of cardiac images into anatomically meaningful regions is critical for the extraction of quantitative cardiac indices. The common pipeline for segmentation comprises regions of interest (ROIs) localization and segmentation stages that are independent of each other and typically performed using separate models. In this paper, we propose an end-to-end network, called Trilateral Attention Network (TaNet), for real-time region localization and segmentation. TaNet has a module for ROIs localization and three segmentation pathways: spatial pathway, handcrafted pathway, and context pathway. The localization module focuses segmentation attention on the desired region while learning the context relationship between different regions in the image. The localized regions are then sent to the three pathways for segmentation. The spatial pathway, which has regular convolutional kernels, is used to extract deep features at different levels of abstraction. The handcrafted pathway, which has hand-designed convolutional kernels, is used to extract a unique set of features complementary to the deep features. Finally, the context (or global) pathway is used to enlarge the receptive field. By jointly training TaNet for localization and segmentation, TaNet achieved superior performance, in terms of accuracy and speed, when evaluated on two echocardiography datasets for cardiac region segmentation.


Alzamzmi GA, Rajaraman S, Sachdev V, Antani S Trilateral Attention Network for Real-Time Cardiac Region Segmentation. 
IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 118205-118214, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3107303.

URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9521503