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In International journal of imaging systems and technology

COVID-19 is a new type of respiratory infectious disease that poses a serious threat to the survival of human beings all over the world. Using artificial intelligence technology to analyze lung images of COVID-19 patients can achieve rapid and effective detection. This study proposes a COVSeg-NET model that can accurately segment ground glass opaque lesions in COVID-19 lung CT images. The COVSeg-NET model is based on the fully convolutional neural network model structure, which mainly includes convolutional layer, nonlinear unit activation function, maximum pooling layer, batch normalization layer, merge layer, flattening layer, sigmoid layer, and so forth. Through experiments and evaluation results, it can be seen that the dice coefficient, sensitivity, and specificity of the COVSeg-NET model are 0.561, 0.447, and 0.996 respectively, which are more advanced than other deep learning methods. The COVSeg-NET model can use a smaller training set and shorter test time to obtain better segmentation results.

Zhang XiaoQing, Wang GuangYu, Zhao Shu-Guang

2021-Jun-04

COVIDÔÇÉ19, convolution neural network, image segmentation, lung CT image