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AI model diagnoses osteoporosis on hip x-rays

With access to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) for osteoporosis screening either limited or unavailable in many regions in the world, the authors suggest the tool could serve as a second reader to identify patients at risk for the disease.

“Our model can serve as a triage tool recommending DEXA in patients with highly suspected osteoporosis,” said radiologist Dr. Hee-Dong Chae of Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), in a news release from RSNA.

DEXA exams of bone mineral density are used globally as a reference for diagnosing osteoporosis. Yet its use for screening in…

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