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Radiography Classification: A comparison between Eleven Convolutional Neural Networks

Ananda, Karabağ, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-4424-0471, Ter-Sarkisov, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-1300-6132 , Alonso, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-3306-695X & Reyes-Aldasoro, C. C. ORCID: 0000-0002-9466-2018 (2020). Radiography Classification: A comparison between Eleven Convolutional Neural Networks. In: 2020 Fourth International Conference on Multimedia Computing, Networking and Applications (MCNA). (pp. 119-125). New York, USA: IEEE. ISBN 978-1-7281-8373-2 doi: 10.1109/MCNA50957.2020.9264285


This paper investigates the classification of normal and abnormal radiographic images. Eleven convolutional neural network architectures (GoogleNet, Vgg-19, AlexNet, SqueezeNet, ResNet-18, Inception-v3, ResNet-50, Vgg-16, ResNet-101, DenseNet-201 and Inception-ResNet-v2) were used to classify a series of x-ray images from Stanford Musculoskeletal Radiographs (MURA) dataset corresponding to the wrist images of the data base. For each architecture, the results were compared against the known labels (normal / abnormal) and then the following metrics were calculated: accuracy (labels correctly classified) and Cohen's kappa (a measure of agreement) following MURA guidelines. Numerous experiments were conducted by changing classifiers (Adam, Sgdm, RmsProp), the number of epochs, with/without data augmentation. The best results were provided by InceptionResnet-v2 (Mean accuracy = 0.723, Mean Kappa = 0.506). Interestingly, these results lower than those reported in the Leaderboard of MURA. We speculate that to improve the results from basic CNN architectures several options could be tested, for instance: pre-processing, post-processing or domain knowledge, and ensembles.

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Publisher Keywords: CNN, X-ray, Wrist, Classification
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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