ERGPNet: lesion segmentation network for COVID-19 chest X-ray images based on embedded residual convolution and global perception.

Publication date: Sep 18, 2023

The Segmentation of infected areas from COVID-19 chest X-ray (CXR) images is of great significance for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. However, accurately and effectively segmenting infected areas of CXR images is still challenging due to the inherent ambiguity of CXR images and the cross-scale variations in infected regions. To address these issues, this article proposes a ERGPNet based on embedded residuals and global perception, to segment lesion regions in COVID-19 CXR images. First, aiming at the inherent fuzziness of CXR images, an embedded residual convolution structure is proposed to enhance the ability of internal feature extraction. Second, a global information perception module is constructed to guide the network in generating long-distance information flow, alleviating the interferences of cross-scale variations on the algorithm’s discrimination ability. Finally, the network’s sensitivity to target regions is improved, and the interference of noise information is suppressed through the utilization of parallel spatial and serial channel attention modules. The interactions between each module fully establish the mapping relationship between feature representation and information decision-making and improve the accuracy of lesion segmentation. Extensive experiments on three datasets of COVID-19 CXR images, and the results demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms other state-of-the-art segmentation methods of CXR images.

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Concepts Keywords
Alleviating chest X-ray
Covid COVID-19
Global encoder-decoder
Lesion lesion area
Physiol segmentation


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease IDO algorithm
drug DRUGBANK Medical air
disease MESH infectious disease
pathway REACTOME Infectious disease
disease MESH pleural effusion
disease VO effective
disease MESH infection
disease VO Gap
disease VO effectiveness
drug DRUGBANK Serine
disease IDO process
disease VO time
drug DRUGBANK Gold
drug DRUGBANK Resiniferatoxin
drug DRUGBANK Isoxaflutole
disease VO efficiency
drug DRUGBANK Flunarizine
disease MESH pneumonia
drug DRUGBANK Carboxyamidotriazole
disease IDO object
disease MESH anomalies
disease VO efficient
drug DRUGBANK (S)-Des-Me-Ampa

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