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Smart Learning of Click and Refine for Nuclei Segmentation on Histology Images

Updated: May 29, 2023

2022 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing

Habis, V. Meas-Yedid, D. F. González Obando, J. -C. Olivo-Marin and E. D. Angelini

Deep learning has proven to be a very efficient tool to help pathologists analyze Whole Slide Images (WSI) toward automated classification or segmentation of detailed structures such as nuclei, glands or glomeruli. These objects are particularly relevant for disease diagnosis and staging. Many deep learning methods have shown impressive performance but are still imperfect, while manual segmentation has poor inter-rater agreement. In this paper, we propose a patch-level automated correction of a given baseline initial segmentation, based on deep-learning of segmentation errors and downstream local refinements. Results on the MoNuSeg and PanNuke test datasets show significant improvement of nuclei segmentation quality.

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