Diagnosis of muscular dystrophies using a machine learning muscle MRI-based tool

Takeaway

  • Machine learning, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of pelvic and lower limb muscles, can help to diagnose people with muscular dystrophies (MDs).

Why this matters

  • MD diagnosis is often challenging due to limitations of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and non-specific clinical and imaging features.

  • In the future, this novel tool could be used in the clinic to help doctors diagnose MD and better interpret results of NGS.