Abstract: A novel coronavirus spill over event has emerged as a pandemic affecting public health globally. Screening of large numbers of individuals is the need of the hour to curb the spread of disease in the community. Real ‐ time PCR is a standard diagnostic tool being used for pathological testing. But the increasing number of false test results has opened the path for exploration of alternative testing tools. Chest X-Rays of COVID-19 patients have proved to be an important alternative indicator in COVID-19 screening. But again, accuracy depends upon radiological expertise. A diagnosis recommender system that can assist the doctor to examine the lung images of the patients will reduce the diagnostic burden of the doctor. Deep Learning techniques specifically Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) have proven successful in medical imaging classification. Four different deep CNN architectures were investigated on images of chest X-Rays for diagnosis of COVID-19. These models have been pre-trained on the ImageNet database thereby reducing the need for large training sets as they have pre-trained weights. It was observed that CNN based architectures have the potential for diagnosis of COVID-19 disease.
Keywords: Covid-19, CNN, Corona Virus, X-Ray.
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2021.105168