A covid-19 patient severity stratification using a 3D convolutional strategy on CT-Scans

Jefferson Rodriguez, David Romo-Bucheli, Franklin Sierra, Diana Valenzuela, Carolina Valenzuela, Lina Vasquez, Paul Camacho, Daniel Mantilla, Fabio Martinez

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Abstract

This work introduces a 3D deep learning methodology to stratify patients according to the severity of lung infection caused by COVID-19 disease on computerized tomography images (CT). A set of volumetric attention maps were also obtained to explain the results and support the diagnostic tasks. The validation of the approach was carried out on a dataset composed of 350 patients, diagnosed by the RT-PCR assay either as negative (control-175) or positive (COVID-19-175). Additionally, the patients were graded (0-25) by two expert radiologists according to the extent of lobar involvement. These gradings were used to define 5 COVID-19 severity categories. The model yields an average 60% accuracy for the multi-severity classification task. Additionally, a set of Mann Whitney U significance tests were conducted to compare the severity groups. Results show that patients in different severity groups have significantly different severity scores (p < 0.01) for all the compared severity groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 18th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1665-1668
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412469
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021 - Nice, France
Duration: 13 Apr 202116 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Volume2021-April
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNice
Period13/04/2116/04/21

Keywords

  • 3D-CNN networks
  • COVID-19
  • Deep learning
  • Severity
  • Tomography

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