The quality of radiographs is of major importance for diagnosis and treatment planning. While most research regarding automated radiograph quality assessment uses technical features such as noise or contrast, we propose to use anatomical structures as more appropriate features. We show that based on such anatomical features, a modular deep-learning framework can serve as a quality control mechanism for the diagnostic quality of ankle radiographs. For evaluation, a dataset consisting of 950 ankle radiographs was collected and their quality was labeled by radiologists. We obtain an average accuracy of 94.1%, which is better than the expert radiologists are on average.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning
EditorsMattias Heinrich, Qi Dou, Marleen de Bruijne, Jan Lellmann, Alexander Schläfer, Floris Ernst
Number of pages13
Publication date01.07.2021
Publication statusPublished - 01.07.2021

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Center for Artificial Intelligence Luebeck (ZKIL)
  • Research Area: Intelligent Systems

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 409-05 Interactive and Intelligent Systems, Image and Language Processing, Computer Graphics and Visualisation


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