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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 18, 2019

Computer Aided Detection of Polyps in Whitelight- Colonoscopy Images using Deep Neural Networks

  • Thomas Wittenberg EMAIL logo , Pascal Zobel , Magnus Rathke and Steffen Mühldorfer


Early detection of polyps is one central goal of colonoscopic screening programs. To support gastroenterologists during this examination process, deep convolutional neural network can be applied for computer-assisted detection of neoplastic lesions. In this work, a Mask R-CNN architecture was applied. For training and testing, three independent colonoscopy data sets were used, including 2484 HD labelled images with polyps from our clinic, as well as two public image data sets from the MICCAI 2015 polyp detection challenge, consisting of 612 SD and 194 HD labelled images with polyps. After training the deep neural network, best results for the three test data sets were achieved in the range of recall = 0.92, precision = 0.86, F1 = 0.89 (data set A), rec = 0.86, prec = 0.80, F1 = 0.82 (data set B) and rec = 0.83, prec = 0.74, F1 = 0.79 (data set C).

Published Online: 2019-09-18
Published in Print: 2019-09-01

© 2019 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License.

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