Because OVF (osteoporotic vertebral fracture) in chest radiographs is commonly missed in reporting, we developed a software for automated detection of OVF on chest lateral chest radiograph. The software has a user-friendly interface and allows ‘batch processing’. Testing showed a false positive rate of 2.4% for all labelling, and a sensitivity of 93% counting cases with ≥moderate grades OVF.
Many guidelines suggest elderly women should have osteoporosis screening, which is not commonly taken by individuals. Chest radiographs are commonly taken for lung and heart diseases, while OVFs (osteoporotic vertebral fractures) are often unrecognized on chest radiographs especially when the radiographs were not ordered for skeletal conditions. We developed a software for automated detection of OVF on lateral chest radiograph.
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