Annotator Consensus Prediction for Medical Image Segmentation with Diffusion Models

Tomer Amit, Shmuel Shichrur, Tal Shaharabany*, Lior Wolf

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A major challenge in the segmentation of medical images is the large inter- and intra-observer variability in annotations provided by multiple experts. To address this challenge, we propose a novel method for multi-expert prediction using diffusion models. Our method leverages the diffusion-based approach to incorporate information from multiple annotations and fuse it into a unified segmentation map that reflects the consensus of multiple experts. We evaluate the performance of our method on several datasets of medical segmentation annotated by multiple experts and compare it with the state-of-the-art methods. Our results demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method. Our code is publicly available at https://github.com/tomeramit/Annotator-Consensus-Prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2023 - 26th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsHayit Greenspan, Hayit Greenspan, Anant Madabhushi, Parvin Mousavi, Septimiu Salcudean, James Duncan, Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, Russell Taylor
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages544-554
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783031439001
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event26th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2023 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 8 Oct 202312 Oct 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14223 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2023
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period8/10/2312/10/23

Keywords

  • Diffusion Model
  • Image segmentation
  • Multi annotator

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