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Video retrieval in laparoscopic video recordings with dynamic content descriptors

: Schoeffmann, K.; Husslein, H.; Kletz, S.; Petscharnig, S.; Muenzer, B.; Beecks, C.

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Multimedia tools and applications 77 (2018), Nr.13, S.16813-16832
ISSN: 1380-7501
ISSN: 1573-7721
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer FIT ()

In the domain of gynecologic surgery an increasing number of surgeries are performed in a minimally invasive manner. These laparoscopic surgeries require specific psychomotor skills of the operating surgeon, which are difficult to learn and teach. This is the reason why an increasing number of surgeons promote checking video recordings of laparoscopic surgeries for the occurrence of technical errors with surgical actions. This manual surgical quality assessment (SQA) process, however, is very cumbersome and time-consuming when carried out without any support from content-based video retrieval. In this work we propose a video content descriptor called MIDD (Motion Intensity and Direction Descriptor) that can be effectively used to find similar segments in a laparoscopic video database and thereby help surgeons to more quickly inspect other instances of a given error scene. We evaluate the retrieval performance of MIDD with surgical actions from gynecologic surgery in direct comparison to several other dynamic content descriptors. We show that the MIDD descriptor significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art in terms of retrieval performance as well as in terms of runtime performance. Additionally, we release the manually created video dataset of 16 classes of surgical actions from medical laparoscopy to the public, for further evaluations.