Deep neural network for multiparametric ultrasound imaging of prostate cancer

Conference Paper

This study presents a deep neural network (DNN) for generating a multiparametric ultrasound (mpUS) volume of the prostate by combining data from acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging, shear wave elasticity imaging (SWEI), B-mode imaging, and quantitative ultrasound-midband fit (QUS-MF). The DNN was trained using in vivo data to maximize the contrast-to-noise ratio between prostate cancer and healthy tissue. The network was evaluated in a prostate phantom, where the DNN was shown to increase the CNR of lesions as well as the CNR between the peripheral zone and the background. In a test in vivo dataset, the DNN improved the visibility of a histology-confirmed lesion. These findings suggest that deep learning may be a promising approach for providing enhanced imaging guidance during a biopsy of the prostate.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chan, DY; Morris, DC; Lye, T; Polascik, TJ; Palmeri, ML; Mamou, J; Nightingale, KR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2021

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-5727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-5719

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/IUS52206.2021.9593332

Citation Source

  • Scopus