Detection Methods of COVID-19

Echtioui A.,
Zouch W.,
Ghorbel M.,
Mhiri C.,
Hamam H.
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SLAS Technology
SAGE Publications Inc.


Since being first detected in China, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the world, triggering a global pandemic with no viable cure in sight. As a result, national responses have focused on the effective minimization of the spread. Border control measures and travel restrictions have been implemented in a number of countries to limit the import and export of the virus. The detection of COVID-19 is a key task for physicians. The erroneous results of early laboratory tests and their delays led researchers to focus on different options. Information obtained from computed tomography (CT) and radiological images is important for clinical diagnosis. Therefore, it is worth developing a rapid method of detection of viral diseases through the analysis of radiographic images. We propose a novel method of detection of COVID-19. The purpose is to provide clinical decision support to healthcare workers and researchers. The article is to support researchers working on early detection of COVID-19 as well as similar viral diseases. © The Author(s) 2020.

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Computerized tomography; Decision support systems; Viruses; Clinical decision support; Clinical diagnosis; Detection methods; Healthcare workers; Import and exports; Radiographic images; Radiological images; Travel restrictions; Diagnosis; algorithm; clinical decision making; computer simulation; diagnostic imaging; human; image processing; information processing; lung; pandemic; physiology; pneumonia; procedures; sensitivity and specificity; x-ray computed tomography; Algorithms; Clinical Decision-Making; Computer Simulation; COVID-19; Datasets as Topic; Deep Learning; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Lung; Neural Networks, Computer; Pandemics; Pneumonia; SARS-CoV-2; Sensitivity and Specificity; Tomography, X-Ray Computed