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In Contrast media & molecular imaging

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. The seriousness of COVID-19 can be realized from the number of victims worldwide and large number of deaths. This paper presents an efficient deep semantic segmentation network (DeepLabv3Plus). Initially, the dynamic adaptive histogram equalization is utilized to enhance the images. Data augmentation techniques are then used to augment the enhanced images. The second stage builds a custom convolutional neural network model using several pretrained ImageNet models and compares them to repeatedly trim the best-performing models to reduce complexity and improve memory efficiency. Several experiments were done using different techniques and parameters. Furthermore, the proposed model achieved an average accuracy of 99.6% and an area under the curve of 0.996 in the COVID-19 detection. This paper will discuss how to train a customized smart convolutional neural network using various parameters on a set of chest X-rays with an accuracy of 99.6%.

Abdulaal Mohammed J, Mehedi Ibrahim M, Abusorrah Abdullah M, Aljohani Abdulah Jeza, Milyani Ahmad H, Rana Md Masud, Mahmoud Mohamed