A Deep Learning Approach for Diagnosis Chest Diseases

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Computer Engineering and Information, Technology Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran-Iran

2 Electronic Engineering- Bushehr , Islamic Azad University, Bushehr- Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran


The human chest contains vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and other organs. Chest radiology is one of the best and least costly methods to diagnose chest diseases. In this study, proposed a new method to diagnose 14 main diseases of the chest such as (cardiomegaly, emphysema, effusion, hernia, nodule, pneumothorax, atelectasis, pleural - thickening, mass, edema, integration, penetration, fibrosis, pneumonia) using the neural network and deep learning to increase accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity. The proposed method is implemented in the form of a web application and is available as a decision-making system for physicians to diagnose chest diseases.The results of the simulation on the sample dataset showed that the diagnosis of chest diseases was 98.93%, indicating the high efficiency of the new method. Finally, the proposed method was compared with other deep learning architectures such as densenet121, vgg16, exception architecture on the same dataset, which showed a 5% higher accuracy than them.


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