Residual Networks Based Distortion Classification and Ranking for Laparoscopic Image Quality Assessment

Zohaib Amjad Khan, Azeddine Beghdadi, Mounir Kaaniche, Faouzi Alaya Cheikh
2020 2020 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)  
Laparoscopic images and videos are often affected by different types of distortion like noise, smoke, blur and nonuniform illumination. Automatic detection of these distortions, followed generally by application of appropriate image quality enhancement methods, is critical to avoid errors during surgery. In this context, a crucial step involves an objective assessment of the image quality, which is a two-fold problem requiring both the classification of the distortion type affecting the image
more » ... d the estimation of the severity level of that distortion. Unlike existing image quality measures which focus mainly on estimating a quality score, we propose in this paper to formulate the image quality assessment task as a multi-label classification problem taking into account both the type as well as the severity level (or rank) of distortions. Here, this problem is then solved by resorting to a deep neural networks based approach. The obtained results on a laparoscopic image dataset show the efficiency of the proposed approach.
doi:10.1109/icip40778.2020.9191111 dblp:conf/icip/KhanBKC20 fatcat:dbswfdk47nh7zb5xi3cddrrshm