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Coronary Artery Stenosis Level Classification

This is an implementation of the CNN-CASS: CNN for Classification of Coronary Artery Stenosis Score in MPR Images by Maria Dobko, Bohdan Petryshak, and Oles Dobosevych

In CVWW 2020 proceedings


To decrease patient waiting time for di-agnosis of the Coronary Artery Disease, automaticmethods are applied to identify its severity in Coro-nary Computed Tomography Angiography scans orextracted Multiplanar Reconstruction (MPR) im-ages, giving doctors a second-opinion on the pri-ority of each case. The main disadvantage of pre-vious studies is the lack of large set of data thatcould guarantee their reliability. Another limitationis the usage of handcrafted features requiring man-ual preprocessing, such as centerline extraction. Weovercome both limitations by applying different au-tomated approach based on ShuffleNet V2 networkarchitecture and testing it on the proposed collecteddataset of MPR images, which is bigger than anyother used in this field before. We also omit cen-terline extraction step, and train and test our modelusing whole curved MPR images of 708 and 105 pa-tients, respectively. The model predicts one of threeclasses: ‘no stenosis’ for normal, ‘non-significant’— 1-50% of stenosis detected, ‘significant’ — morethan 50% of stenosis. We demonstrate model’s in-terpretability through visualization of most importantfeatures selected by the network. For stenosis scoreclassification, the method showed improved perfor-mance comparing to previous works, achieving 80%accuracy on the patient level. We will make our codepublicly available.

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Results Table Confusion Matrixes

General Pipeline

General Pipeline



All necessary modules are in the requirements.txt

pip install -r requirements.txt

Also, this code should be compatible with Python versions 2.7-3.5.


  1. Set parameters for the experiment config.yaml (for detailed explanation of the config file see config section below)
  2. Run the following command:


For the evaluating of the trained models you should use the jupyter notebooks, which are located in the notebooks folder.

Dataset structure

The dataset has the following structure:

|-- RootDir
|     |-- Train
|           |-- labels.csv/.xlsx
|           |-- imgs
|                 |--  patient_1
|                       |-- LAD
|                       |-- RCA
|                       ...
|                 ...
|     |-- Val
|           |-- labels.csv/.xlsx
|           |-- imgs
|                 |--  val_patient_1
|                       |-- LAD
|                       |-- RCA
|                       ...
|                 ...
|     |-- Test
|           |-- labels.csv/.xlsx
|           |-- imgs
|                 |--  test_patient_1
|                       |-- LAD
|                       |-- RCA
|                       ...
|                 ...


Our config organized as follows:

  1. experiments_path - relative or absolute path to output of the TensorBoard.
experiments_path: experiments_lenet/

  1. device - device, where to run on.
device: cuda
  1. random_state - fix random seed.
random_state: 42
  1. dataloader - parameters for the dataloader class:
  • batch_size - size of the batch
  • sampler - sampler, which balances the classes within epoch(ImbalancedDatasetSampler), or the batch(BalancedBatchSampler) level.
  • accumulation_steps - amount of the gradient accumulation steps.
  batch_size: 16
  sampler: BalancedBatchSampler
  accumulation_steps: 1
  1. data - parameters for the input data:
  • root_dir: - relative or absolute path to the dataset
  • filters:
    • arteries - arteries, which we want to include into the training process.
    • viewpoint_index_step MPR viewpoint index step.
  • groups:
    • class_index: [list of the stenosis score categories, which belongs to this class index]
    • ...
  • augmentation:
    • name: - name of the class, which we want to use for augmentation(LightAug, MediumAugFixed, StrongAugFixed, SafeAug...)
    • parameters:
      • p - probability of implying the random augmentation techniques for the input images
  • dataset - dataset class, used for loading the input data(MPR_Dataset, MPR_Dataset_New_Test, MPR_Dataset_LSTM...)
  root_dir: data/all_branches_with_pda_plv_with_new_test
    arteries: [ 'LAD', 'D-1', 'D-2', 'D-3','PLV_RCA', 'LCX',  'OM-2', 'RCA', 'PLV_LCX', 'OM-3', 'PDA_LCX','OM-1', 'OM' ]
    viewpoint_index_step: 1
    0: [ 'NORMAL','-']
    1: ['250%', '<25%', '<35%', '25-50%', '25%', '<50%']
    2: ['50%', '70%','*50%', '50-70%', '70-90%', '90-100%', '>50%', '>70%', '90%', '>90%','75%', '>75%']
    name: MediumAugFixed
      p: 0.8
  dataset: MPR_Dataset
  1. model - choose the model, which you want for training:
  • name - name of the model(ShuffleNetv2, ResNet50, ResNet18EfficientB4, EfficientB4, LSTMDeepResNetClassification, AttentionResNet34...)
  • parameters:
    • pretrained - wether backbone pretrained on ImageNet. If you use custom architecture, comment the parameters and pretrained lines.(we will show in the example below)
  name: ShuffleNetv2
#  parameters:
#    pretrained: True
  1. optimizer - parameters for the optimizer:
  • name - name of the optimizer class.(use names of the standart optimizers in PyTorch)
  • parameters:
    • lr - learning rate.
    • weight_decay - size of the momentum decay.(uncomment this parameter if needed)
    • momentum - momentum size.(uncomment this parameter if needed)
  optimizer:  # as in paper
  name:  Adam
    lr: 0.0001
#    weight_decay: 0.00001
#    momentum: 0.9
  1. loss - parameters for the loss function
  • name - name of the loss class(CrossEntropyLabelSmooth, CrossEntropyLoss, OHEMLoss)
  • parameters:
    • num_classes - number of classes
    • k - parameter for OHEMLoss(comment for other classes), top-K elements, the most hard cases in the batch.
  name: CrossEntropyLabelSmooth #CrossEntropyLabelSmooth #CrossEntropyLoss OHEMLoss
     num_classes: 3
#    k: 40

Data & model weights access

For the data and the trained models' weights access request use the following email


If you use this code for your research, please cite our paper.

author = {Maria Dobko and Bohdan Petryshak and Oles Dobosevych},
title = {CNN-CASS: CNN for Classification of Coronary Artery Stenosis Score in MPR Images},
booktitle = {The Computer Vision Winter Workshop (CVWW)},
month = {Feb},
year = {2020}


CNN for Classification of Coronary Artery Stenosis Score inMPR Images.






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