AccuBronchus: Easy Airway Sizing from EB-OCT Imaging
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AccuBronchus: Easy Airway Sizing from EB-OCT Imaging

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AccuBronchus: Easy Airway Sizing from EB-OCT Imaging

To enable reliable and precise small airway measuring from EB-OCT images and deliver a comprehensive airway sizing result with a single click, we invented a method to segment the small airway from EB-OCT images using convolutional neural network. To improve the segmentation accuracy of small airways, we developed a dedicated sequential aggregation module to enhance the deep features. The design of the sequential aggregation to use the global prior information to guide the local features is consistent with the human visual mechanism. We also presented a novel feature fusion module to boost the deep neural network’s speed. We observed that the network speed has increased by 30% since the new module was used.