DeepStationing: Thoracic Lymph Node Station Parsing in CT Scans using Anatomical Context Encoding and Key Organ Auto-Search

  title={DeepStationing: Thoracic Lymph Node Station Parsing in CT Scans using Anatomical Context Encoding and Key Organ Auto-Search},
  author={Dazhou Guo and Xianghua Ye and Jia Ge and Xing Di and Le Lu and Lingyun Huang and Guo Tong Xie and Jing Xiao and Zhongjie Liu and Ling Peng and Senxiang Yan and Dakai Jin},
  • Dazhou Guo, Xianghua Ye, +9 authors Dakai Jin
  • Published in MICCAI 20 September 2021
  • Engineering, Computer Science
Lymph node station (LNS) delineation from computed tomography (CT) scans is an indispensable step in radiation oncology workflow. High inter-user variabilities across oncologists and prohibitive laboring costs motivated the automated approach. Previous works exploit anatomical priors to infer LNS based on predefined ad-hoc margins. However, without the voxel-level supervision, the performance is severely limited. LNS is highly context-dependent—LNS boundaries are constrained by anatomical… Expand

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