X-ray in-depth decomposition: Revealing the latent structures


X-ray is the most readily available imaging modality and has a broad range of applications that spans from diagnosis to intra-operative guidance in cardiac, orthopedics, and trauma procedures. Proper interpretation of the hidden and obscured anatomy in X-ray images remains a challenge and often requires high radiation dose and imaging from several perspectives. In this work, we aim at decomposing the conventional X-ray image into d X-ray components of independent, non-overlapped, clipped sub-volume, that separate rigid structures into distinct layers, leaving all deformable organs in one layer, such that the sum resembles the original input. Our proposed model is validaed on 6 clinical datasets (∼7200 X-ray images) in addition to 615 real chest X-ray images. Despite the challenging aspects of modeling such a highly ill-posed problem, exciting and encouraging results are obtained paving the path for further contributions in this direction.

International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
Shadi Albarqouni
Shadi Albarqouni
Professor of Computational Medical Imaging Research at University of Bonn | AI Young Investigator Group Leader at Helmholtz AI