Automatic cystocele severity grading in ultrasound by spatio-temporal regression

Dong Ni, Xing Ji, Yaozong Gao, Jie Zhi Cheng, Huifang Wang, Jing Qin, Baiying Lei, Tianfu Wang, Guorong Wu, Dinggang Shen

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Cystocele is a common disease in woman. Accurate assessment of cystocele severity is very important for treatment options. The transperineal ultrasound (US) has recently emerged as an alternative tool for cystocele grading. The cystocele severity is usually evaluated with the manual measurement of the maximal descent of the bladder (MDB) relative to the symphysis pubis (SP) during Valsalva maneuver. However,this process is time-consuming and operator-dependent. In this study,we propose an automatic scheme for csystocele grading from transperineal US video. A two-layer spatio-temporal regression model is proposed to identify the middle axis and lower tip of the SP,and segment the bladder,which are essential tasks for the measurement of the MDB. Both appearance and context features are extracted in the spatio-temporal domain to help the anatomy detection. Experimental results on 85 transperineal US videos show that our method significantly outperforms the state-of-theart regression method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2016 - 19th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsGozde Unal, Sebastian Ourselin, Leo Joskowicz, Mert R. Sabuncu, William Wells
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319467221
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9901 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Funds of China (Nos. 61501305, 61571304, and 81571758), the Shenzhen Basic Research Project (Nos. JCYJ20150525092940982 and JCYJ20140509172609164), and the Natural Science Foundation of SZU (No. 2016089).

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2016.


  • Cystocele
  • Regression
  • Spatio-temporal
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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