Ultrasound Video Transformers for Cardiac Ejection Fraction Estimation

@article{Reynaud2021UltrasoundVT,
  title={Ultrasound Video Transformers for Cardiac Ejection Fraction Estimation},
  author={Hadrien Reynaud and Athanasios Vlontzos and Benjamin Hou and Arian Beqiri and Paul Leeson and Bernhard Kainz},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2107.00977}
}
Cardiac ultrasound imaging is used to diagnose various heart diseases. Common analysis pipelines involve manual processing of the video frames by expert clinicians. This suffers from intraand interobserver variability. We propose a novel approach to ultrasound video analysis using a transformer architecture based on a Residual AutoEncoder Network and a BERT model adapted for token classification. This enables videos of any length to be processed. We apply our model to the task of End-Systolic… 

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