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Image analysis and machine learning based malaria assessment system

Manning, Kyle and Zhai, Xiaojun and Yu, Wangyang (2022) 'Image analysis and machine learning based malaria assessment system.' Digital Communications and Networks, 8 (2). pp. 132-142. ISSN 2352-8648

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Abstract

Malaria is an important and worldwide fatal disease that has been widely reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), and it has about 219 million cases worldwide, with 435,000 of those mortal. The common malaria diagnosis approach is heavily reliant on highly trained experts, who use a microscope to examine the samples. Therefore, there is a need to create an automated solution for the diagnosis of malaria. One of the main objectives of this work is to create a design tool that could be used to diagnose malaria from the image of a blood sample. In this paper, we firstly developed a graphical user interface that could be used to help segment red blood cells and infected cells and allow the users to analyze the blood samples. Secondly, a Feed-forward Neural Network (FNN) is designed to classify the cells into two classes. The achieved results show that the proposed techniques can be used to detect malaria, as it has achieved 92% accuracy with a database that contains 27,560 benchmark images.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaria assessment system; Image analysis; Image segmentation; Artificial intelligence
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 13:38
Last Modified: 06 May 2022 01:08
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31905

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