COVID-19 Severity Classification on Chest X-ray Images [article]

Aditi Sagar, Aman Swaraj, Karan Verma
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Biomedical imaging analysis combined with artificial intelligence (AI) methods has proven to be quite valuable in order to diagnose COVID-19. So far, various classification models have been used for diagnosing COVID-19. However, classification of patients based on their severity level is not yet analyzed. In this work, we classify covid images based on the severity of the infection. First, we pre-process the X-ray images using a median filter and histogram equalization. Enhanced X-ray images
more » ... then augmented using SMOTE technique for achieving a balanced dataset. Pre-trained Resnet50, VGG16 model and SVM classifier are then used for feature extraction and classification. The result of the classification model confirms that compared with the alternatives, with chest X-Ray images, the ResNet-50 model produced remarkable classification results in terms of accuracy (95%), recall (0.94), and F1-Score (0.92), and precision (0.91).
arXiv:2205.12705v1 fatcat:fky325h5qff75i7n3kztru2p6y