We introduce a fully automated, open-source tool for staging knee osteoarthritis severity from X-ray images.

Recent developments in machine learning, specifically in the area of deep learning, are transforming medical image analysis, yet automated analysis of X-ray and Magnetic Resonance Imaging data remains a major bottleneck in OA research. The Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) database presents a unique opportunity to transfer advances in deep learning to osteoarthritis research. Toward that goal, we demonstrate the feasibility of deep learning approaches to automate staging of knee OA severity from X-ray data.

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