One-shot domain adaptation in video-based assessment of surgical skills
Deep Learning (DL) has achieved automatic and objective assessment of surgical skills. However, DL models are data-hungry and restricted to their training domain. This prevents them from transitioning to new tasks where data is limited. Hence, domain adaptation is crucial to implement DL in real life. Here, we propose a meta-learning model, A-VBANet, that can deliver domain-agnostic surgical skill classification via one-shot learning. We develop the A-VBANet on five laparoscopic and robotic surgical simulators. Additionally, we test it on operating room (OR) videos of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Our model successfully adapts with accuracies up to 99.5% in one-shot and 99.9% in few-shot settings for simulated tasks and 89.7% for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. For the first time, we provide a domain-agnostic procedure for video-based assessment of surgical skills. A significant implication of this approach is that it allows the use of data from surgical simulators to assess performance in the operating room.
- Pub Date:
- December 2022
- Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition;
- Computer Science - Machine Learning;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Image and Video Processing
- 12 pages (+9 pages of Supplementary Materials), 4 figures (+2 Supplementary Figures), 2 tables (+5 Supplementary Tables)