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In Studies in health technology and informatics ; h5-index 23.0

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constitutes an ongoing global health problem with significant morbidity and mortality. It usually presents characteristic findings on a chest CT scan, which may lead to early detection of the disease. A timely and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 is the cornerstone for the prompt management of the patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of an automated machine learning algorithm in the diagnosis of Covid-19 pneumonia using chest CT scans. Diagnostic performance was assessed by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC), sensitivity, and positive predictive value. The method's average precision was 0.932. We suggest that auto-ML platforms help users with limited ML expertise train image recognition models by only uploading the examined dataset and performing some basic settings. Such methods could deliver significant potential benefits for patients in the future by allowing for earlier disease detection and care.

Sakagianni Aikaterini, Feretzakis Georgios, Kalles Dimitris, Koufopoulou Christina, Kaldis Vasileios

2020-Jun-26

Artificial intelligence, AutoML Vision, COVID-19, automated machine learning, chest CT scan, coronavirus disease, image classification