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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Challenge 2021

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DFUC 2020 | DFUC 2021 | DFUC 2022

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2021 Challenge Schedule

  • Training dataset release
  • 27th April 2021
  • Validation dataset release
  • 21st June 2021
  • Test image dataset release
  • 1st July 2021
  • Submission deadline
  • 15th July 2021
  • Winner and invitation speakers
  • 15th August 2021

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DFUC 2021

Analysis Towards Classification of Infection & Ischaemia of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Dataset Descriptions and Baselines

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Grand Challenge Website

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This challenge is now closed. Thank you to all who participated.

If you are interested in future research, you can still request the dataset as we have opened the evaluation system (Live Leaderboard).

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DFUC 2021 is hosted by MICCAI 2021, the 24th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention.

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DFUC 2021 Results

Rank Team Institute
1 Adrian Galdran Bournemouth University, UK
2 Louise Bloch, Raphael Brüngel and Christoph M. Friedrich University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
3 Salman Ahmed and Hammad Naveed National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
4 Abdul Qayyum, Abdesslam Benzinou, Moona Mazher and Fabrice Meriaudeau National Engineering School of Brest, France
5 Orhun Guley, Sarthak Pati and Spyridon Bakas University of Pennsylvania, USA and Technical University of Munich, Germany
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The prize for the winning team of DFUC 2021 is an NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3090 GPU. MMU would like to thank NVIDIA for their sponsorship of DFUC 2021.

Click Here to View the Top 10 Results

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Moi Hoon Yap

Professor of Image and Vision Computing; Lead, Human-Centred Computing; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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Neil Reeves

Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE); Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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Andrew Boulton

Professor of Medicine; University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

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Satyan Rajbhandari

Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Professor; Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, UK

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David Armstrong

Professor of Surgery; University of Southern California, USA

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Arun G. Maiya

President, Karnataka Chapter, Indian Podiatry Association; Dean of Manipal College of Health Professions, India; Chief for Centre for Diabetic Foot Care & Research, MAHE, India

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Bijan Najafi

Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Research; Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA

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Bill Cassidy

Senior Research Associate; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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Justina Wu

Clinical Director at Waikato District Health Board, New Zealand

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Technical Chairs

  • icon user Connah Kendrick, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • icon user David Gillespie, Manchester Metropolitan University
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Clinical Chairs

  • icon user Pappachan Joseph, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
  • icon user Claire O'Shea, Waikato District Health Board

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Underpinning Research

The MICCAI DFU Challenges are part of a wider research initiative at Manchester Metropolitan University to create a fully automated DFU detection system that can be used by diabetic patients, their family, or carers. Click the image above for more details.

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Our Partners

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If you would like to sponsor the challenges, please email Moi Hoon Yap: m.yap@mmu.ac.uk