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In Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology

In order to predict the amount of bleeding in the cesarean section of the patients with Pernicious Placenta Previa (PPP), this study proposed an automatic blood loss prediction method based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uterus image. Firstly, the DeepLab-V3 + network was used to segment the original MRI abdominal image to obtain the uterine region image. Then, the uterine region image and the corresponding blood loss data were trained by Visual Geometry Group Network-16 (VGGNet-16) network. The classification model of blood loss level was obtained. Using a dataset of 82 positive samples and 128 negative samples, the proposed method achieved accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of 75.61, 73.75, and 77.46% respectively. The experimental results showed that this method can not only automatically identify the uterine region of pregnant women, but also objectively determine the level of intraoperative bleeding. Therefore, this method has the potential to reduce the workload of the attending physician and improve the accuracy of experts' judgment on the level of bleeding during cesarean section, so as to select the corresponding hemostasis measures.

Liu Jun, Wu Tao, Peng Yun, Luo Rongguang


MRI uterus image, assistant diagnosis, deep learning, image recognition, image segmentation