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Large-scale annotation dataset for fetal head biometry in ultrasound images

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submitted on 2023-12-11, 06:35 and posted on 2023-12-11, 11:15 authored by Mahmood Alzubaidi, Marco Agus, Michel Makhlouf, Fatima Anver, Khalid Alyafei, Mowafa Househ

This dataset features a collection of 3832 high-resolution ultrasound images, each with dimensions of 959×661 pixels, focused on Fetal heads. The images highlight specific anatomical regions: the brain, cavum septum pellucidum (CSP), and lateral ventricles (LV). The dataset was assembled under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license, using previously anonymized and de-identified images to maintain ethical standards. Each image is complemented by a CSV file detailing pixel size in millimeters (mm). For enhanced compatibility and usability, the dataset is available in 11 universally accepted formats, including Cityscapes, YOLO, CVAT, Datumaro, COCO, TFRecord, PASCAL, LabelMe, Segmentation mask, OpenImage, and ICDAR. This broad range of formats ensures adaptability for various computer vision tasks, such as classification, segmentation, and object detection. It is also compatible with multiple medical imaging software and deep learning frameworks. The reliability of the annotations is verified through a two-step validation process involving a Senior Attending Physician and a Radiologic Technologist. The Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) and Jaccard similarity indices (JS) are utilized to quantify inter-rater agreement. The dataset exhibits high annotation reliability, with ICC values averaging at 0.859 and 0.889, and JS values at 0.855 and 0.857 in two iterative rounds of annotation. This dataset is designed to be an invaluable resource for ongoing and future research projects in medical imaging and computer vision. It is particularly suited for applications in prenatal diagnostics, clinical diagnosis, and computer-assisted interventions. Its detailed annotations, broad compatibility, and ethical compliance make it a highly reusable and adaptable tool for the development of algorithms aimed at improving maternal and Fetal health.

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Publication Year

  • 2023

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  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Science and Engineering - HBKU
  • Sidra Medicine
  • University of Doha for Science and Technology
  • College of Health Sciences - UDST