Deep Learning-based Segmentation of Pleural Effusion From Ultrasound Using Coordinate Convolutions

  title={Deep Learning-based Segmentation of Pleural Effusion From Ultrasound Using Coordinate Convolutions},
  author={Germain Morilhat and Naomi Kifle and Sandy FinesilverSmith and Bram Ruijsink and Vittoria Vergani and Habtamu Tegegne Desita and Zerubabel Tegegne Desita and Esther Puyol-Ant{\'o}n and Aaron Carass and Andrew P. King},
. Ultrasound imaging plays a crucial role in assessing disease and making diagnoses for a range of conditions, especially so in low-to-middle-income (LMIC) countries. One such application is the assessment of pleural effusion, which can be associated with multiple morbidities including tuberculosis (TB). Currently, assessment of pleural effusion is performed manually by the sonographer during the ultrasound examination, leading to significant intra-/inter-observer variability. In this work, we… 

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