Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) medical ultrasound is the primary imaging modality for the anatomical and functional surveillance of foetus due to its low cost, abundant availability, real-time capability, and the absence of radiation hazards. Head Circumference (HC) is one of the most important foetal biometrics in assessing foetal development during ultrasound examinations. Owing to its low signal-to-noise ratio, clinicians often have difficulty recognizing the foetal plane correctly from ultrasound 2D image. Moreover, clinicians often find difficulty to make the closest ellipse with only three minor and major parameter points provided by the ultrasound machine. The process of measuring HC manually by the clinician is quite an expensive procedure. Research on the automatic measurement of HC has become an active research area. In this study, an automatic measurement system for HC was proposed. The Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) is proposed to semantically segment foetal head from maternal and other foetal tissue. From this result it is expected to be easier to make an elliptical approach to the foetal plane because only the pixels belong to the head plane of the foetal are fed as input. According to the experimental result, in the process of the ellipse approach and its measurement, from thirteen test images the average semantic segmentation accuracy was 0.76 and the average error percentage of ellipse circumference measurement was 14.96%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Computer Engineering, Network, and Intelligent Multimedia, CENIM 2019 - Proceeding
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129655
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Computer Engineering, Network, and Intelligent Multimedia, CENIM 2019 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Nov 201920 Nov 2019

Publication series

Name2019 International Conference on Computer Engineering, Network, and Intelligent Multimedia, CENIM 2019 - Proceeding
Volume2019-November

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Computer Engineering, Network, and Intelligent Multimedia, CENIM 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CitySurabaya
Period19/11/1920/11/19

Keywords

  • convolutional neural network
  • ellipse fitting
  • foetal head circumference
  • semantic segmentation

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