Automated Detection of Malaria implemented by Deep Learning in Pytorch

Padmini Krishnadas, Niranjana Sampathila

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Abstract

The diagnoses of diseases as widespread as malaria has proven to be tough in rural areas. This is because of the lack of resources and professionals working in these places. In such cases, and for urban areas as well, the automation of diagnoses can play a vital role in detecting, diagnosing, treating, and preventing malaria in such areas of the world. The automation procedure uses a computerised approach for the diagnosis of malaria from the acquired microscopic images of PBC (Peripheral Blood Smear) images. In this paper, we focus on deep learning algorithms implemented in Pytorch through transfer learning to detect malaria in segmented red blood cell images. The process involved using pre-trained ImageNet models (Namely ResNet and DenseNet) and fine-tuning them to the dataset at hand to classify cell images as either parasitized or uninfected. Reported here the results obtained. The ResNet50 model achieved an accuracy of 91.72%. The DenseNet121 model achieved the highest accuracy of 94.43%. The ResNet50 model performance parameters measured, and the specificity and sensitivity are respectively 89.03% and 88.91%. This branch of digital telepathology can enable the healthcare industry to distribute quality services even to unreachable and rural areas of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CONECCT 2021
Subtitle of host publication7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665428491
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies, CONECCT 2021 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 09-07-202111-07-2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of CONECCT 2021: 7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies, CONECCT 2021
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityBangalore
Period09-07-2111-07-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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