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In Journal of healthcare engineering

To study and explore the adoption value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, a multimodal feature fusion model based on deep learning was proposed for MRI diagnosis. After the related performance of the proposed algorithm was evaluated, it was utilized in the diagnosis of knee joint injuries. Thirty patients with knee joint injuries who came to our hospital for treatment were selected, and all patients were diagnosed with MRI based on deep learning multimodal feature fusion model (MRI group) and arthroscopy (arthroscopy group). The results showed that deep learning-based MRI sagittal plane detection had a great advantage and a high accuracy of 96.28% in the prediction task of ACL tearing. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of MRI in the diagnosis of ACL injury was 96.78%, 90.62%, and 92.17%, respectively, and there was no considerable difference in contrast to the results obtained through arthroscopy (P > 0.05). The positive rate of acute ACL patients with bone contusion and medial collateral ligament injury was substantially superior to that of chronic injury. Moreover, the incidence of chronic injury ACL injury with meniscus tear and cartilage injury was notably higher than that of acute injury, with remarkable differences (P < 0.05). In summary, MRI images based on deep learning improved the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of ACL injury diagnosis and can accurately determined the type of ACL injury. In addition, it can provide reference information for clinical treatment plan selection and surgery and can be applied and promoted in clinical diagnosis.

Li Zijian, Ren Shiyou, Zhou Ri, Jiang Xiaocheng, You Tian, Li Canfeng, Zhang Wentao