Deep Learning Convolutional Networks for Multiphoton Microscopy Vasculature Segmentation [article]

Petteri Teikari, Marc Santos, Charissa Poon, Kullervo Hynynen
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Recently there has been an increasing trend to use deep learning frameworks for both 2D consumer images and for 3D medical images. However, there has been little effort to use deep frameworks for volumetric vascular segmentation. We wanted to address this by providing a freely available dataset of 12 annotated two-photon vasculature microscopy stacks. We demonstrated the use of deep learning framework consisting both 2D and 3D convolutional filters (ConvNet). Our hybrid 2D-3D architecture
more » ... ed promising segmentation result. We derived the architectures from Lee et al. who used the ZNN framework initially designed for electron microscope image segmentation. We hope that by sharing our volumetric vasculature datasets, we will inspire other researchers to experiment with vasculature dataset and improve the used network architectures.
arXiv:1606.02382v1 fatcat:v5jwomv4gbf7bhxe6yn2tbkhiq