In this paper, a multi-scale visual transformer model, referred as GasHis-Transformer, is proposed for Gastric Histopathological Image Detection (GHID), which enables the automatic global detection of gastric cancer images. GasHis-Transformer model consists of two key modules designed to extract global and local information using a position-encoded transformer model and a convolutional neural network with local convolution, respectively. A publicly available hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained gastric histopathological image dataset is used in the experiment. Furthermore, a Dropconnect based lightweight network is proposed to reduce the model size and training time of GasHis-Transformer for clinical applications with improved confidence. Moreover, a series of contrast and extended experiments verify the robustness, extensibility and stability of GasHis-Transformer. In conclusion, GasHis-Transformer demonstrates high global detection performance and shows its significant potential in GHID task.
Research Areas and Centers
- Centers: Center for Artificial Intelligence Luebeck (ZKIL)