The MICCAI Society is a professional organization dedicated to the fields of Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions. It brings together researchers from various scientific disciplines such as computer science, robotics, physics, and medicine. The society is renowned for its annual MICCAI Conference, which allows for the presentation and publication of original research related to medical imaging. It has an acceptance rate of ~30%. Additionally, the society endorses and sponsors several scientific events each year.
This year, a paper titled “EdgeAL: An Edge Estimation Based Active Learning Approach for OCT Segmentation” was presented by Md Abdul Kadir Hasan, Md Tusfiqur Alam, and Daniel Sonntag. The paper focuses on the use of active learning algorithms for training models with limited data. The authors propose EdgeAL, a method that uses the edge information of unseen images as a priori information to measure uncertainty. This uncertainty is quantified by analyzing the divergence and entropy in model predictions across edges. The measure is then used to select superpixels for annotation. The effectiveness of EdgeAL was demonstrated on multi-class Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) segmentation tasks. The method achieved a 99% dice score while reducing the annotation label cost to 12%, 2.3%, and 3% on three publicly available datasets (Duke, AROI, and UMN). The source code for this method is available online.
Diagram from the paper “EdgeAL: An Edge Estimation Based Active Learning Approach for OCT Segmentation”
Md Abdul Kadir from IML at the MICCAI 2023 conference in Vancouver, Canada
Poster presenting IML’s work (on the left) at MICCAI 2023
Kadir, M.A., Alam, H.M.T., Sonntag, D. (2023). EdgeAL: An Edge Estimation Based Active Learning Approach for OCT Segmentation. In: Greenspan, H., et al. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2023. MICCAI 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14221. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-43895-0_8