Hanyang Medical Reviews

Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis : Application to Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Nov. 2017
  • by Kyu-Hwan Jung et. al.

Recent advances in deep learning have brought many breakthroughs in medical image analysis by providing more robust and consistent tools for the detection, classification and quantification of patterns in medical images. Specifically, analysis of advanced modalities such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has benefited most from the data-driven nature of deep learning. This is because the need of knowledge and experience-oriented feature engineering process can be circumvented by automatically deriving representative features from the complex high dimensional medical images with respect to the target tasks. In this paper, we will review recent applications of deep learning in the analysis of CT and MR images in a range of tasks and target organs. While most applications are focused on the enhancement of the productivity and accuracy of current diagnostic analysis, we will also introduce some promising applications which will significantly change the current workflow of medical imaging. We will conclude by discussing opportunities and challenges of applying deep learning to advanced imaging and suggest future directions in this domain.


Kyu-Hwan Jung, Hyunho Park, Woochan Hwang

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