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Screening Infant Hips: DDH Diagnosis Via Deep Learning

Andrew Stamper‚ Abhinav Singh‚ James McCouat and Irina Voiculescu


Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition in infants where the femoral head is incorrectly located in the hip joint. We propose a deep learning algorithm for segmenting key structures within ultrasound images, employing this to calculate Femoral Head Coverage (FHC) and provide a screening diagnosis for DDH. To our knowledge, this is the first study to automate FHC calculation for DDH screening. Our algorithm outperforms the international state of the art, agreeing with expert clinicians on 89.8% of our test images.

Book Title
IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)