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Unsupervised Nuclei Segmentation using Spatial Organization Priors

Abstract : In digital pathology, various biomarkers (e.g., KI67, HER2, CD3/CD8) are routinely analysed by pathologists through immunohistochemistry-stained slides. Identifying these biomarkers on patient biopsies allows for a more informed design of their treatment regimen. The diversity and specificity of these types of images make the availability of annotated databases sparse. Consequently, robust and efficient learningbased diagnostic systems are difficult to develop and apply in a clinical setting. Our study builds on the observation that the overall organization and structure of the observed tissues is similar across different staining protocols. In this paper, we propose to leverage both the wide availability of hematoxylin-eosin stained databases and the invariance of tissue organization and structure in order to perform unsupervised nuclei segmentation on immunohistochemistry images. We implement and evaluate a generative adversarial method that relies on high-level nuclei distribution priors through comparison with largely available hematoxylin-eosin stained cell nuclei masks. Our approach shows promising results compared to classic unsupervised and supervised methods, as we demonstrate on two publicly available datasets.
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Submitted on : Friday, April 22, 2022 - 4:57:18 PM
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  • HAL Id : hal-03644463, version 1


Loïc Le Bescond, Marvin Lerousseau, Ingrid Garberis, Fabrice André, Stergios Christodoulidis, et al.. Unsupervised Nuclei Segmentation using Spatial Organization Priors. 2022. ⟨hal-03644463⟩



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