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COVID-19 Detection Based on 6-Layered Explainable Customized Convolutional Neural Network

Jiaji Wang1,#, Shuwen Chen1,2,3,#,*, Yu Cao1,#, Huisheng Zhu1, Dimas Lima4,*

1 School of Physics and Information Engineering, Jiangsu Second Normal University, Nanjing, 211200, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, China
3 Jiangsu Province Engineering Research Center of Basic Education Big Data Application, Nanjing, 211200, China
4 Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, 88040-900, Brazil

* Corresponding Authors: Shuwen Chen. Email: email; Dimas Lima. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Computer Modeling of Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2023, 136(3), 2595-2616.


This paper presents a 6-layer customized convolutional neural network model (6L-CNN) to rapidly screen out patients with COVID-19 infection in chest CT images. This model can effectively detect whether the target CT image contains images of pneumonia lesions. In this method, 6L-CNN was trained as a binary classifier using the dataset containing CT images of the lung with and without pneumonia as a sample. The results show that the model improves the accuracy of screening out COVID-19 patients. Compared to other methods, the performance is better. In addition, the method can be extended to other similar clinical conditions.


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Wang, J., Chen, S., Cao, Y., Zhu, H., Lima, D. (2023). COVID-19 Detection Based on 6-Layered Explainable Customized Convolutional Neural Network. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 136(3), 2595–2616.

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