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A software for automated compressive vertebral fracture detection on elderly women’s lateral chest radiograph: Ofeye 1.0

Overview

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.

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  • A software for automated compressive vertebral fracture detection on elderly women’s lateral chest radiograph: Ofeye 1.0 1
  • A software for automated compressive vertebral fracture detection on elderly women’s lateral chest radiograph: Ofeye 1.0 2
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Problem addressed

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.

Innovation
  • Automated detection of osteoporotic vertebral fracture on lateral chest radiograph
Key impact
  • low false positive rate
  • high sensitivity for moderate and severe grade osteoporotic vertebral fractures
  • batch processing function
  • fast computation speed
Application
  • Automated detection of compressive vertebral fracture on lateral chest radiograph
  • Automated detection of compressive vertebral fracture on spine bone densitometric images
  • Automated detection of traumatic vertebral fracture on spine radiograph.
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