: The application of Lung Ultrasound (LUS) imaging for the diagnosis of lung diseases has recently captured significant interest within the research community. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many efforts have been made to evaluate LUS data. A four-level scoring system has been introduced to semi-quantitatively assess the state of the lung, classifying the patients. Various Deep Learning (DL) algorithms supported with clinical validations have been proposed to automate the stratification process. However, no work has been done to evaluate the impact on the automated decision by varying pixel resolution and bit depth, leading to the reduction in size of overall data. This paper evaluates the performance of DL algorithm over LUS data with varying pixel and grey-level resolution. The algorithm is evaluated over a dataset of 448 LUS videos captured from 34 examinations of 20 patients. All videos are resampled by a factor of 2, 3, and 4 of original resolution, and quantized to 128, 64 and 32 levels, followed by score prediction. The results indicate that the automated scoring shows negligible variation in accuracy when it comes to the quantization of intensity levels only. Combined effect of intensity quantization with spatial down-sampling resulted in a prognostic agreement ranging from 73.5% to 82.3%.These results also suggest that such level of prognostic agreement can be achieved over evaluation of data reduced to 32 times of its original size. Thus, laying foundation to efficient processing of data in resource constrained environments.

Deep Learning-based Classification of Reduced Lung Ultrasound Data from COVID-19 Patients / Khan, Umair; Mento, Federico; Giacomaz, Lucrezia Nicolussi; Trevisan, Riccardo; Smargiassi, Andrea; Inchingolo, Riccardo; Perrone, Tiziano; Demi, Libertario. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL. - ISSN 0885-3010. - 2022:(2022), pp. 1-1. [10.1109/TUFFC.2022.3161716]

Deep Learning-based Classification of Reduced Lung Ultrasound Data from COVID-19 Patients

Khan, Umair;Mento, Federico;Demi, Libertario
2022-01-01

Abstract

: The application of Lung Ultrasound (LUS) imaging for the diagnosis of lung diseases has recently captured significant interest within the research community. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many efforts have been made to evaluate LUS data. A four-level scoring system has been introduced to semi-quantitatively assess the state of the lung, classifying the patients. Various Deep Learning (DL) algorithms supported with clinical validations have been proposed to automate the stratification process. However, no work has been done to evaluate the impact on the automated decision by varying pixel resolution and bit depth, leading to the reduction in size of overall data. This paper evaluates the performance of DL algorithm over LUS data with varying pixel and grey-level resolution. The algorithm is evaluated over a dataset of 448 LUS videos captured from 34 examinations of 20 patients. All videos are resampled by a factor of 2, 3, and 4 of original resolution, and quantized to 128, 64 and 32 levels, followed by score prediction. The results indicate that the automated scoring shows negligible variation in accuracy when it comes to the quantization of intensity levels only. Combined effect of intensity quantization with spatial down-sampling resulted in a prognostic agreement ranging from 73.5% to 82.3%.These results also suggest that such level of prognostic agreement can be achieved over evaluation of data reduced to 32 times of its original size. Thus, laying foundation to efficient processing of data in resource constrained environments.
Khan, Umair; Mento, Federico; Giacomaz, Lucrezia Nicolussi; Trevisan, Riccardo; Smargiassi, Andrea; Inchingolo, Riccardo; Perrone, Tiziano; Demi, Libertario
Deep Learning-based Classification of Reduced Lung Ultrasound Data from COVID-19 Patients / Khan, Umair; Mento, Federico; Giacomaz, Lucrezia Nicolussi; Trevisan, Riccardo; Smargiassi, Andrea; Inchingolo, Riccardo; Perrone, Tiziano; Demi, Libertario. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL. - ISSN 0885-3010. - 2022:(2022), pp. 1-1. [10.1109/TUFFC.2022.3161716]
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