UNet++ with Attention Mechanism for Hippocampus Segmentation Conference

Cui, X, Liang, TY, Aghili, M et al. (2022). UNet++ with Attention Mechanism for Hippocampus Segmentation . 1530-1534. 10.1109/CSCI58124.2022.00271

cited authors

  • Cui, X; Liang, TY; Aghili, M; Adeyosoye, M; Cid, REC; Lowenstein, D; Duara, R; Adjouadi, M



  • Analyzing the hippocampus in the brain through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a crucial role in diagnosing and making treatment decisions for several neurological diseases. Hippocampus atrophy is among the most informative early diagnostic biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD), yet its automatic segmentation is extremely difficult given the anatomical structure of the brain and the lack of any contrast in between its different regions. The gold standard remains manual segmentation and the use of brain atlases. In this study, we use a well-known image segmentation model, UNet++, and introduce an attention mechanism called the Convolutional Block Attention Module (CBAM) to the UNet++ model. This integrated model improves the feature weights of our region of interest, and hence increases the accuracy in segmenting the hippocampus. Results show averages of 0.8715, 0.8107, 0.8872, and 0.9039 for the metrics of Dice, Jaccard, Precision, and Recall, respectively.

publication date

  • January 1, 2022

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1530

end page

  • 1534