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AI captures bone mineral density data on hip x-rays


Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia trained a deep-learning algorithm that yielded 86.2% accuracy for classifying bone mineral density on hip radiographs, according to presenter Dr. Simukayi Mutasa.


Bone mineral density testing has traditionally been performed on DEXA exams to determine if a patient has osteoporosis. DEXA is used because of its low radiation dose, which is actually similar to that of extremity imaging performed for other reasons, Mutasa said.


“Now, the drawback to DEXA imaging is that it provides no other diagnostic information,” Mutasa said….



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