COVID-19 Pneumonia Level Detection using Deep Learning Algorithm

2020-07-14T01:51:11Z (GMT) by Kayhan Ghafoor
The first COVID-19 confirmed case is reported in Wuhan, China and spread across the globe with unprecedented impact on humanity. Since this pandemic requires pervasive diagnosis, it is significant to develop smart, fast and efficient detection technique. To this end, we developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine to classify the lung inflammation level (mild, progressive, severe stage) of the COVID-19 confirmed patient. In particular, the developed model consists of two phases; in the first phase, we calculate the volume and density of lesions and opacities of the CT images of the confirmed COVID-19 patient using Morphological approaches. In the second phase, the second phase classifies the pneumonia level of the confirmed COVID-19 patient. To achieve precise classification of lung inflammation, we use modified Convolution Neural Network (CNN) and k-Nearest Neighbor (kNN). The result of the experiments show that the utilized models can provide the accuracy up to 95.65\% and 91.304 \% of CNN and kNN respectively.