Classification of pneumonia from X-ray images using siamese convolutional network

Kennard Alcander Prayogo, Alethea Suryadibrata, Julio Christian Young
2020 TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)  
Pneumonia is one of the highest global causes of deaths especially for children under 5 years old. This happened mainly because of the difficulties in identifying the cause of pneumonia. As a result, the treatment given may not be suitable for each pneumonia case. Recent studies have used deep learning approaches to obtain better classification within the cause of pneumonia. In this research, we used siamese convolutional network (SCN) to classify chest x-ray pneumonia image into 3 classes,
more » ... ly normal conditions, bacterial pneumonia, and viral pneumonia. Siamese convolutional network is a neural network architecture that learns similarity knowledge between pairs of image inputs based on the differences between its features. One of the important benefits of classifying data with SCN is the availability of comparable images that can be used as a reference when determining class. Using SCN, our best model achieved 80.03% accuracy, 79.59% f1 score, and an improved result reasoning by providing the comparable images.
doi:10.12928/telkomnika.v18i3.14751 fatcat:43gcdutfyrfrrncewv3mgwxdvm