Purpose: To propose a model that can detect the presence of Covid-19 from chest X-rays and can be used with low hardware resource-based personal digital assistants (PDA). Methods: In this paper, a hybrid deep learning model is proposed for the detection of coronavirus from chest X-ray images. The hybrid deep learning model is a combination of ResNet50 and MobileNet. Both ResNet50 and MobileNet are light deep neural networks (DNNs) and can be used with low hardware resource-based personal digital assistants (PDA) for quick detection of COVID-19 infection. Results: The performance of the proposed hybrid model is evaluated on two publicly available COVID-19 chest X-ray datasets. Both datasets include normal, pneumonia, and coronavirus-infected chest X-rays and we achieve 84.35% and 94.43% accuracy on Dataset 1 and Dataset 2 respectively. Conclusion: Results show that the proposed hybrid model is better suited for COVID-19 detection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering