Masked Video Modeling with Correlation-aware Contrastive Learning for Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Ultrasound
Authors:Zehui Lin, Ruobing Huang, Dong Ni, Jiayi Wu, Baoming Luo
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women. As the primary output of breast screening, breast ultrasound (US) video contains exclusive dynamic information for cancer diagnosis. However, training models for video analysis is non-trivial as it requires a voluminous dataset which is also expensive to annotate. Furthermore, the diagnosis of breast lesion faces unique challenges such as inter-class similarity and intra-class variation. In this paper, we propose a pioneering approach that directly utilizes US videos in computer-aided breast cancer diagnosis. It leverages masked video modeling as pretraning to reduce reliance on dataset size and detailed annotations. Moreover, a correlation-aware contrastive loss is developed to facilitate the identifying of the internal and external relationship between benign and malignant lesions. Experimental results show that our proposed approach achieved promising classification performance and can outperform other state-of-the-art methods.
PDF Accepted by MICCAI-REMIA 2022