Contributed Paper (Oral)
5. Imaging Informatics
16:00 - 17:30 | Thu 16 Feb | Salon 5 | ThC1
This paper studied automatic identification of malaria infected cells using deep learning methods. We used whole slide images of thin blood stains to compile an dataset of malaria-infected red blood cells and non-infected cells, as labeled by a group of four pathologists. We evaluated three types of well-known convolutional neural networks, including the LeNet, AlexNet and GoogLeNet. Simulation results showed that all these deep convolution neural networks achieved classification accuracies of over 95%, higher than the accuracy of about 92% attainable by using the support vector machine method. Moreover, the deep learning methods have the advantage of being able to automatically learn the features from the input data, thereby requiring minimal inputs from human experts for automated malaria diagnosis.
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