Magnification Generalization for Histopathology Image Embedding [article]

Milad Sikaroudi, Benyamin Ghojogh, Fakhri Karray, Mark Crowley, H.R. Tizhoosh
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Histopathology image embedding is an active research area in computer vision. Most of the embedding models exclusively concentrate on a specific magnification level. However, a useful task in histopathology embedding is to train an embedding space regardless of the magnification level. Two main approaches for tackling this goal are domain adaptation and domain generalization, where the target magnification levels may or may not be introduced to the model in training, respectively. Although
more » ... fication adaptation is a well-studied topic in the literature, this paper, to the best of our knowledge, is the first work on magnification generalization for histopathology image embedding. We use an episodic trainable domain generalization technique for magnification generalization, namely Model Agnostic Learning of Semantic Features (MASF), which works based on the Model Agnostic Meta-Learning (MAML) concept. Our experimental results on a breast cancer histopathology dataset with four different magnification levels show the proposed method's effectiveness for magnification generalization.
arXiv:2101.07757v1 fatcat:d3z7y2fmtbburanhu32jz32b5u