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Malaria parasite detection from human blood smear images using deep learning techniques

Teow, Yi Jia (2023) Malaria parasite detection from human blood smear images using deep learning techniques. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Malaria is a deadly disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The standard method of diagnosing malaria involves a graphic examination of human blood smears under a microscope by medical experts to determine parasite-infected red blood cells. However, this method is ineffective, and the diagnosis is dependent on the knowledge and experience of the examiner which is still lack in some places especially in rural area. Faultless identification of medical imaging has become a crucial factor in medical diagnosis and decisionmaking with the significant development in deep learning research. Even though malaria can be fatal, most cases of illness and fatalities are frequently preventable if there is an accurate detection. Therefore, automated parasite detection technologies are highly needed to decrease the rate of false detection. The aim of this study is to investigate various deep learning methods that can be employed to identify the presence of the malaria parasite in human blood cells. Additionally, the objective is to develop a convolutional neural network (CNN) based on deep learning techniques to detect malaria in medical cell images through image classification. This paper covers various aspects of malaria detection, including image pre-processing, feature extraction, and classification. Finally, the study discusses the potential for future research in deep learning-based malaria detection, including the use of transfer learning, ensemble models, and other deep learning techniques. Overall, the study highlights the promising results of deep learning-based malaria detection and its potential to revolutionize malaria diagnosis.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
    R Medicine > RB Pathology
    T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2024 22:58
    Last Modified: 02 Jan 2024 22:58
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/6047

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