VinBigData Chest X-ray Abnormalities Detection

When you have a broken arm, radiologists help save the day—and the bone. These doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions using imaging techniques like CT and PET scans, MRIs, and, of course, X-rays. Yet, as it happens when working with such a wide variety of medical tools, radiologists face many daily challenges, perhaps the most difficult being the chest radiograph.

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Existing methods of interpreting chest X-ray images classify them into a list of findings. There is currently no specification of their locations on the image which sometimes leads to inexplicable results. A solution for localizing findings on chest X-ray images is needed for providing doctors with more meaningful diagnostic assistance.

In this competition, you’ll automatically localize and classify 14 types of thoracic abnormalities from chest radiographs. You’ll work with a dataset consisting of 18,000 scans that have been annotated by experienced radiologists. You can train your model with 15,000 independently-labelled images and will be evaluated on a test set of 3,000 images. These annotations were collected via VinBigData’s web-based platform, VinLab. Details on building the dataset can be found in our recent paper “VinDr-CXR: An open dataset of chest X-rays with radiologist’s annotations”.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM UTC, March 30, 2021.

Source: Kaggle