DeepBundle: Fiber Bundle Parcellation with Graph Convolution Neural Networks

Feihong Liu, Jun Feng, Geng Chen, Ye Wu, Yoonmi Hong, Pew Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen

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Abstract

Parcellation of whole-brain tractography streamlines is an important step for tract-based analysis of brain white matter microstructure. Existing fiber parcellation approaches rely on accurate registration between an atlas and the tractograms of an individual, however, due to large individual differences, accurate registration is hard to guarantee in practice. To resolve this issue, we propose a novel deep learning method, called DeepBundle, for registration-free fiber parcellation. Our method utilizes graph convolution neural networks (GCNNs) to predict the parcellation label of each fiber tract. GCNNs are capable of extracting the geometric features of each fiber tract and harnessing the resulting features for accurate fiber parcellation and ultimately avoiding the use of atlases and any registration method. We evaluate DeepBundle using data from the Human Connectome Project. Experimental results demonstrate the advantages of DeepBundle and suggest that the geometric features extracted from each fiber tract can be used to effectively parcellate the fiber tracts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGraph Learning in Medical Imaging - 1st International Workshop, GLMI 2019, held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2019, Proceedings
EditorsDaoqiang Zhang, Luping Zhou, Biao Jie, Mingxia Liu
PublisherSpringer
Pages88-95
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030358167
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Graph Learning in Medical Imaging, GLMI 2019 held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 2019 Oct 172019 Oct 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11849 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Graph Learning in Medical Imaging, GLMI 2019 held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period19/10/1719/10/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Liu, F., Feng, J., Chen, G., Wu, Y., Hong, Y., Yap, P. T., & Shen, D. (2019). DeepBundle: Fiber Bundle Parcellation with Graph Convolution Neural Networks. In D. Zhang, L. Zhou, B. Jie, & M. Liu (Eds.), Graph Learning in Medical Imaging - 1st International Workshop, GLMI 2019, held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2019, Proceedings (pp. 88-95). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11849 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35817-4_11