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A transfer learning based deep learning model to diagnose covid-19 CT scan images

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Springer

Source : Health and Technology(Springer),vol.12, no.4, pp. 845-866, 2022. [Impact Factor: 2.5]

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electronics and Communication

Year : 2022

Abstract : To save the life of human beings during the pandemic conditions we need an effective automated method to deal with this situation. In pandemic conditions when the available resources becomes insufficient to handle the patient’s load, then we needed some fast and reliable method which analyse the patient medical data with high efficiency and accuracy within time limitations. In this manuscript, an effective and efficient method is proposed for exact diagnosis of the patient whether it is coronavirus disease-2019 (covid-19) positive or negative with the help of deep learning. To find the correct diagnosis with high accuracy we use pre-processed segmented images for the analysis with deep learning. In the first step the X-ray image or computed tomography (CT) of a covid-19 infected person is analysed with various schemes of image segmentation like simple thresholding at 0.3, simple thresholding at 0.6, multiple thresholding (between 26–230) and Otsu’s algorithm. On comparative analysis of all these methods, it is found that the Otsu’s algorithm is a simple and optimum scheme to improve the segmented outcome of binary image for the diagnosis point of view. Otsu’s segmentation scheme gives more precise values in comparison to other methods on the scale of various image quality parameters like accuracy, sensitivity, f-measure, precision, and specificity. For image classification here we use Resnet-50, MobileNet and VGG-16 models of deep learning which gives accuracy 70.24%, 72.95% and 83.18% respectively with non-segmented CT scan images and 75.08%, 80.12% and 99.28% respectively with Otsu’s segmented CT scan images. On a comparative study we find that the VGG-16 models with CT scan image segmented with Otsu’s segmentation gives very high accuracy of 99.28%. On the basis of the diagnosis of the patient firstly we go for an arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and then on the behalf of this diagnosis and ABG report, the severity level of the patient can be decided and according to this severity level, proper treatment protocols can be followed immediately to save the patient's life. Compared with the existing works, our deep learning based novel method reduces the complexity, takes much less time and has a greater accuracy for exact diagnosis of coronavirus disease-2019 (covid-19).

Cite this Research Publication : S. K. Pandey, A. K. Bhandari and H. Singh,“A transfer learning based deep learning model to diagnose covid-19 CT scan images,”Health and Technology(Springer),vol.12, no.4, pp. 845-866, 2022. [Impact Factor: 2.5]

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