Spatial-Intensity Transform GANs for High Fidelity Medical Image-to-Image Translation

Citation:

Wang CJ, Rost NS, Golland P. Spatial-Intensity Transform GANs for High Fidelity Medical Image-to-Image Translation. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2020;12262 :749-59.

Date Published:

2020 Oct

Abstract:

Despite recent progress in image-to-image translation, it remains challenging to apply such techniques to clinical quality medical images. We develop a novel parameterization of conditional generative adversarial networks that achieves high image fidelity when trained to transform MRIs conditioned on a patient's age and disease severity. The spatial-intensity transform generative adversarial network (SIT-GAN) constrains the generator to a smooth spatial transform composed with sparse intensity changes. This technique improves image quality and robustness to artifacts, and generalizes to different scanners. We demonstrate SIT-GAN on a large clinical image dataset of stroke patients, where it captures associations between ventricle expansion and aging, as well as between white matter hyperintensities and stroke severity. Additionally, SIT-GAN provides a disentangled view of the variation in shape and appearance across subjects.

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