Document Type : Research Paper


computer science, University of Technology, Iraq, Baghdad


since the global pandemic of COVID-19 has spread out, the use of Artificial Intelligence to analyze Chest X-Ray (CXR) image for COVID-19 diagnosis and patient treatment is becoming more important. This research hypothesized that using COVID19 radiographic changes in the X-Ray images. Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems may extract certain graphical elements regarding COVID-19 and offer a clinical diagnosis ahead of pathogenic test; therefore, saving vital time for disease prevention. Employing 2614 CXR radiographs from Kaggle data collection of verified COVID-19 cases and healthy persons, a new Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model that is inspired by the Xception architecture was presented for the diagnosis of coronavirus pneumonia infected patients. The suggested technique reached an average validation accuracy of 0.99, precision of 0.95, recall of 0.92, and F1-score of 0. 95. Finally, such findings revealed that the Deep Learning (DL) technique has the potential to decrease frontline radiologists' stress, enhance early diagnosis, treatment, and isolation; therefore, aid in epidemic control.


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