Classification of ulcerative colitis severity in colonoscopy videos using CNN

Ali Alammari, A. B.M.Rezbaul Islam, Jung Hwan Oh, Wallapak Tavanapong, Johnny Wong, Piet C. De Groen

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Abstract

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by periods of relapses and remissions affecting more than 500,000 people in the United States. The therapeutic goals of UC are to first induce and then maintain disease remission. However, it is very difficult to evaluate the severity of UC objectively because of non-uniform nature of symptoms and large variations in their patterns. To address this, we already developed an approach using the image textures in our previous work. But, we found that it could not handle larger number of variations in their patterns. In this paper, we propose a different approach using CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) to measure and classify objectively the severity of UC presented in optical colonoscopy video frames. We call the proposed approach using CNN as Ulcerative Colitis Severity CNN (UCS-CNN) which utilizes endoscopic domain knowledge and convolutional neural network to classify different UC severity of colonoscopy images. The experimental results show that the proposed UCS-CNN can evaluate the severity of UC reasonably.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 9th International Conference on Information Management and Engineering, ICIME 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages139-144
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450353373
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 2017
Event9th International Conference on Information Management and Engineering, ICIME 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 11 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other9th International Conference on Information Management and Engineering, ICIME 2017
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/9/1710/11/17

Keywords

  • Convolutional neural network
  • Medical image classification
  • Medical video processing
  • Ulcerative colitis severity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Alammari, A., Islam, A. B. M. R., Oh, J. H., Tavanapong, W., Wong, J., & De Groen, P. C. (2017). Classification of ulcerative colitis severity in colonoscopy videos using CNN. In 2017 9th International Conference on Information Management and Engineering, ICIME 2017 (pp. 139-144). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3149572.3149613