Deep learning applications in pulmonary medical imaging: recent updates and insights on COVID-19

Hanan Farhat, George E. Sakr, Rima Kilany
2020 Machine Vision and Applications  
Shortly after deep learning algorithms were applied to Image Analysis, and more importantly to medical imaging, their applications increased significantly to become a trend. Likewise, deep learning applications (DL) on pulmonary medical images emerged to achieve remarkable advances leading to promising clinical trials. Yet, coronavirus can be the real trigger to open the route for fast integration of DL in hospitals and medical centers. This paper reviews the development of deep learning
more » ... tions in medical image analysis targeting pulmonary imaging and giving insights of contributions to COVID-19. It covers more than 160 contributions and surveys in this field, all issued between February 2017 and May 2020 inclusively, highlighting various deep learning tasks such as classification, segmentation, and detection, as well as different pulmonary pathologies like airway diseases, lung cancer, COVID-19 and other infections. It summarizes and discusses the current state-of-the-art approaches in this research domain, highlighting the challenges, especially with COVID-19 pandemic current situation.
doi:10.1007/s00138-020-01101-5 pmid:32834523 pmcid:PMC7386599 fatcat:tkkylrptc5hkpoj52hjs3kuttu