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Detection of Knee Osteoarthritis Severity using a Fusion of Machine and Deep Learning models

Hernandez Abasolo, Karen (2021) Detection of Knee Osteoarthritis Severity using a Fusion of Machine and Deep Learning models. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Knee Osteoarthritis accounts for more than 80% cases of arthritis impacting life quality of individuals. It is an irreversible disease that the only cure is the replacement of the knee, being important to diagnose it at early stages to prevent its progression. This study aims to improve the detection of Knee Osteoarthritis at all stages based on Kellgren-Lawrence scale using machine learning models such as Random Forest, Gradient Boosting and Xtreme Gradient Boosting trained with patient’s information and deep learning models including DenseNet201 and InceptionResNetV2 trained with knee x-ray images., Their individual predictive capabilities are combined using late fusion strategy to select the final class. Machine learning models showed similar overall prediction performance between them although Deep learning models had higher efficiency showed in ROC curves compared to them, however, both altogether achieved better performance evaluated through Precision, Recall and F1-score. Moreover, using patient’s data in machine learning models were identified the main features that influence the disease.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Information Science > Communication > Medical Informatics
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Data Analytics
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 10:39
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 10:39

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