Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Infectious Disease


Dr. Nancy Reid


Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in chest radiography.

Methods: In this retrospective review data was collected from previously published literature to evaluate the accuracy of detecting COVID-19 on chest radiography with the use of artificial intelligence. Studies with larger datasets (>1000 images) were targeted for review.

Results: The application of convolutional neural networks and deep learning models with varying architecture produced results achieving 93.3%-99.1% accuracy for the binary category.

Conclusions: Review of the literature revealed strong evidence that artificial intelligence can expedite the identification process of COVID-19 through chest abnormalities and relieve strain on other medical resources. However, this technology needs to have an established standardized model and greater dissemination in order to increase its potential impact on medical systems and resources.


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