Calculating the area of white spots on the lungs of patients with COVID-19 using the Sauvola thresholding method

Retno Supriyanti, Muhammad Rifqi Kurniawan, Yogi Ramadhani, Haris Budi Widodo


COVID-19 is a pandemic that has occurred in the world since 2019. Researchers have carried out various ways in dealing with this disease, starting from the screening stage to the stage of treatment and therapy for COVID-19 patients. As the gateway to the COVID-19 problem, screening has an essential role in a diagnosis that leads to appropriate treatment. In this paper, we will focus on the screening stage using digital image processing techniques, namely in calculating the area of white spots in the lungs of COVID-19 patients. The white patches are an early indication of how badly COVID-19 is attacking the patient. We use X-Ray Thorax image objects as research data in this paper. Although the current experimental results show that this method has a successful performance of 71.11%, it is pretty promising for further development due to its simplicity.


COVID-19; Sauvola Thresholding; Screening; White spots; X-Ray image

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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