Deep Learning AI (DLAI) Algorithm Aids in Determining Fracture Risk Using High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) Images
A recent publication in the online journal eLife has described the world’s first application of…
Flatfoot is a condition that affects the arch structure and alignment of the foot. How flatfoot is understood and classified has evolved over time. A brief history:
A recently published study, led by Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto, aimed to compare how PCFD diagnosis would differ in patients if measured on X-Ray vs. WBCT.
The study was a retrospective comparison of 89 adult PCFD patients with no history of prior surgery or neuropathy, who were all evaluated clinically, with X-Ray and with WBCT imaging (CurveBeam AI’s pedCAT).
The results showed that when single components of PCFD were taken into consideration, a higher frequency of class B (89.9% vs 76.4%), class C (93.6% vs 86.2%), and class D (46.4% vs 34.8%) were noted when using the WBCT in comparison to CR, respectively. However, class A (83.9% vs 89.5%) and class E (27.7% vs 22.5%) had similar occurrences between the two methods.
The study found that the use of WBCT improved the overall accuracy and reliability of the PCFD consensus classifications. The modality was particularly useful in recognizing PTS components and impingement. The authors said WBCT could improve the diagnosis and treatment of PCFD, potentially leading to better outcomes.
To read the full article click here.