An image-based gangrene disease classification

Published on Dec 1, 2020in International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
· DOI :10.11591/IJECE.V10I6.PP%P
Pramod Sekharan Nair (Aksum University), Tsrity Asefa Berihu (Aksum University), Varun Kumar (Aksum University)
Gangrene disease is one of the deadliest diseases on the globe which is caused by lack of blood supply to the body parts or any kind of infection. The gangrene disease often affects the human body parts such as fingers, limbs, toes but there are many cases of on muscles and organs. In this paper, the gangrene disease classification is being done from the given images of high resolution. The convolutional neural network (CNN) is used for feature extraction on disease images. The first layer of the convolutional neural network was used to capture the elementary image features such as dots, edges and blobs. The intermediate layers or the hidden layers of the convolutional neural network extracts detailed image features such as shapes, brightness, and contrast as well as color. Finally, the CNN extracted features are given to the Support Vector Machine to classify the gangrene disease. The experiment results show the approach adopted in this study performs better and acceptable.
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