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Residual Dense U-Net for Segmentation of Lung CT Images Infected with Covid-19

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The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization which in the current global scenario has brought everything from economy to education to a halt. Due to its rapid spread around the globe, even the most developed countries are facing difficulties in diagnosing Covid-19. For efficient treatment and quarantining of the exposed population it is important to analyse Lung CT Scans of the suspected Covid-19 patients. Computer aided segmentation of the suspicious Region of Interest can be used for better characterization of infected regions in Lung. In this work a deep learning-based U-Net architecture is proposed as a framework for automated segmentation of multiple suspicious regions in a CT scan of Covid-19 patient. Advantage of Dense Residual Connections has been taken to learn the global hierarchical features from all convolution’s layers. So, a better trade-off in between efficiency and effectiveness in a U-Net can be maintained. To train the proposed U-Net system, publicly available data of Covid-19 CT scans and masks consisting of 838 CT slices has been used. The proposed method achieved an accurate and rapid segmentation with 97.2%, 99.1% and 99.3% as dice score, sensitivity and specificity respectively.


  • Covid-19
  • Deep learning
  • Dense residual networks
  • U-net
  • Segmentation

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Srivastava, A., Sharma, N., Gupta, S., Chandra, S. (2021). Residual Dense U-Net for Segmentation of Lung CT Images Infected with Covid-19. In: Garg, D., Wong, K., Sarangapani, J., Gupta, S.K. (eds) Advanced Computing. IACC 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1367. Springer, Singapore.

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