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A Deep Transfer Learning Model with Classical Data Augmentation and CGAN to Detect COVID-19 from Chest CT Radiography Digital Images

Version 1 : Received: 14 April 2020 / Approved: 16 April 2020 / Online: 16 April 2020 (05:23:06 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 29 April 2020 / Approved: 30 April 2020 / Online: 30 April 2020 (05:23:32 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 3 May 2020 / Approved: 5 May 2020 / Online: 5 May 2020 (04:14:58 CEST)

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Journal reference: Neural Computing and Applications 2020
DOI: 10.1007/s00521-020-05437-x


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the fastest transmittable virus caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The detection of COVID-19 using artificial intelligence techniques and especially deep learning will help to detect this virus in early stages which will reflect in increasing the opportunities of fast recovery of patients worldwide. This will lead to release the pressure off the healthcare system around the world. In this research, classical data augmentation techniques along with CGAN based on a deep transfer learning model for COVID-19 detection in chest CT scan images will be presented. The limited benchmark datasets for covid-19 especially in chest CT images is the main motivation of this research. The main idea is to collect all the possible images for covid-19 that exists until the very writing of this research and use the classical data augmentations along with CGAN to generate more images to help in the detection of the COVID-19. In this study, five different deep convolutional neural network-based models (AlexNet, VGGNet16, VGGNet19, GoogleNet, and ResNet50) have been selected for the investigation to detect the coronavirus infected patient using chest CT radiographs digital images. The classical data augmentations along with CGAN improve the performance of classification in all selected deep transfer models. The Outcomes show that ResNet50 is the most appropriate classifier to detect the COVID-19 from chest CT dataset using the classical data augmentation and CGAN with testing accuracy of 82.91%.


COVID-19; 2019 novel coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; Deep Transfer Learning; Convolutional Neural Network; Machine Learning; CGAN


MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

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