Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Hirvasniemi, Jukka
Organisation University of Oulu
Project title Automated analysis of X-ray and magnetic resonance image features in prediction and diagnosis of osteoarthritis
Decision No. 308165
Decision date 11.05.2017
Funding period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020
Funding 252 300
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Project description
Osteoarthritis (OA) is common musculoskeletal disease reducing the quality of life and imposing a large economic burden on society. In this project, automatized analysis methods for knee and hip radiographs and knee magnetic resonance images will be developed. For the development and validation, longitudinal data from a large cohort studies (over 1000 participants in each) of knee and hip OA will be utilized. The developed methods will improve the understanding of different image features contributing to OA and its progression, and in addition, may make the diagnosis of OA more sensitive and consistent.