Deep learning-based approach for detecting COVID-19 in chest X-rays

Emin Sahin M. E.

Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol.78, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bspc.2022.103977
  • Journal Name: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, EMBASE, INSPEC
  • Keywords: CNN, COVID-19, Deep Learning, MobileNetv2, ResNet50, X-ray images
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Elsevier LtdToday, 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections are a major health concern worldwide. Therefore, detecting COVID-19 in X-ray images is crucial for diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. Furthermore, expressing diagnostic uncertainty in a report is a challenging duty but unavoidable task for radiologists. This study proposes a novel CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) model for automatic COVID-19 identification utilizing chest X-ray images. The proposed CNN model is designed to be a reliable diagnostic tool for two-class categorization (COVID and Normal). In addition to the proposed model, different architectures, including the pre-trained MobileNetv2 and ResNet50 models, are evaluated for this COVID-19 dataset (13,824 X-ray images) and our suggested model is compared to these existing COVID-19 detection algorithms in terms of accuracy. Experimental results show that our proposed model identifies patients with COVID-19 disease with 96.71 percent accuracy, 91.89 percent F1-score. Our proposed approach CNN's experimental results show that it outperforms the most advanced algorithms currently available. This model can assist clinicians in making informed judgments on how to diagnose COVID-19, as well as make test kits more accessible.