Interpretable deep model for predicting gene-addicted non-small-cell lung cancer in ct scans

C. Pino, S. Palazzo, F. Trenta, F. Cordero, U. Bagci, F. Rundo, S. Battiato, D. Giordano, M. Aldinucci, C. Spampinato

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Abstract

Genetic profiling and characterization of lung cancers have recently emerged as a new technique for targeted therapeutic treatment based on immunotherapy or molecular drugs. However, the most effective way to discover specific gene mutations through tissue biopsy has several limitations, from invasiveness to being a risky procedure. Recently, quantitative assessment of visual features from CT data has been demonstrated to be a valid alternative to biopsy for the diagnosis of gene-addicted tumors. In this paper, we present a deep model for automated lesion segmentation and classification as gene-addicted or not. The segmentation approach extends the 2D Tiramisu architecture for 3D segmentation through dense blocks and squeeze-and-excitation layers, while a multi-scale 3D CNN is used for lesion classification. We also train our model with adversarial samples, and show that this approach acts as a gradient regularizer and enhances model interpretability. We also built a dataset, the first of its nature, consisting of 73 CT scans annotated with the presence of a specific genomics profile. We test our approach on this dataset achieving a segmentation accuracy of 93.11% (Dice score) and a classification accuracy in identifying oncogene-addicted lung tumors of 82.00%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 18th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages891-894
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412469
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 13 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021 - Nice, France
Duration: Apr 13 2021Apr 16 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Volume2021-April
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNice
Period4/13/214/16/21

Keywords

  • 3D Tiramisu
  • Lesion Classification
  • XAI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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