Image segmentation remains to be one of the most vital tasks in the area of computer vision and more so in the case of medical image processing. Image segmentation quality is the main metric that is often considered with memory and computation efficiency overlooked, limiting the use of power hungry models for practical use. In this paper, we propose a novel framework (Kidney-SegNet) that combines the effectiveness of an attention based encoder-decoder architecture with atrous spatial pyramid pooling with highly efficient dimension-wise convolutions. The segmentation results of the proposed Kidney-SegNet architecture have been shown to outperform existing state-of-the-art deep learning methods by evaluating them on two publicly available kidney and TNBC breast H&E stained histopathology image datasets. Further, our simulation experiments also reveal that the computational complexity and memory requirement of our proposed architecture is very efficient compared to existing deep learning state-of-the-art methods for the task of nuclei segmentation of H&E stained histopathology images. The source code of our implementation will be available at https://github.com/Aaatresh/Kidney-SegNet.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Health Informatics
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design