Paper in MICCAI (2007) on “A Boosted Segmentation Method for Surgical Workflow Analysis”

Abstract

As demands on hospital efficiency increase, there is a stronger need for automatic analysis, recovery, and modification of surgical workflows. Even though most of the previous work has dealt with higher level and hospital-wide workflow including issues like document management, the workflow is also an important issue within the surgery room. Its study has a high potential, e.g., for building context-sensitive operating rooms, evaluating and training surgical staff, optimizing surgeries, and generating automatic reports. In this paper, we propose an approach to segment the surgical workflow into phases based on temporal synchronization of multidimensional state vectors. Our method is evaluated on the example of laparoscopic cholecystectomy with state vectors representing tools used during the surgeries. The discriminative power of each instrument in regard to each phase is estimated using AdaBoost. A boosted version of the Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) algorithm is used to create a surgical reference model and to segment a newly observed surgery. Full cross-validation on ten surgeries is performed and the method is compared to standard DTW and to Hidden Markov Models.

Citation / Publication

  • N. Padoy, T. Blum, I. Essa, H. Feussner, M. O. Berger, and N. Navab (2007), “A Boosted Segmentation Method for Surgical Workflow Analysis,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Medical Imaging Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, (MICCAI), Brisbane, Australia, 2007. [PDF] [DOI] [BIBTEX]
    @InProceedings{ 2007-Padoy-BSMSWA,
    address  = {Brisbane, Australia},
    author  = {N. Padoy and T. Blum and I. Essa and H. Feussner
    and M. O. Berger and N. Navab},
    booktitle  = {Proceedings of International Conference on Medical
    Imaging Computing and Computer Assisted
    Intervention, (MICCAI)},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-75757-3_13},
    month = {October},
    pdf = {http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~irfan/p/2007-Padoy-BSMSWA.pdf},
    publisher  = {Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
    series},
    title = {A Boosted Segmentation Method for Surgical Workflow
    Analysis},
    year = {2007}
    }

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