Cerebral Vessel Classification with Convolutional Neural Networks

Şahin Y. H., Ünal G.

25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Antalya, Turkey, 15 - 18 May 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Analysing brain magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) images is important for detecting arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms. To detect these diseases, extracting the vessel structure in the image can be seen as a first step. In this paper, it was aimed to classify the cubic image parts obtained from brain MRA images according to whether they belong to vein structure or not. For this purpose, a 9 layers deep convolutional neural network (CNN) architecture is designed. With the model trained using this architecture, 85% accuracy was obtained in the classification performed on the test data.