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Digital hand atlas for bone age assessment of children: an application of PACS database
Author(s): H. K. Huang; Ewa Pietka; Fei Cao; Vicente Gilsanz
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Paper Abstract

Bone age assessment of children using a hand x-ray image is traditionally performed by comparing it with an atlas of a limited number of images. This method is not accurate due to the small homogeneous sample of images in the atlas, and the comparison is done qualitatively. A digital hand atlas, on the other hand, can circumvent these disadvantages by collecting a large sample size, identifying the ethnic origins, and using quantitative parameters relevant to bone age for comparison. This paper describes a general framework of the digital hand atlas and how it can be used to assess the skeletal growth of children.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3662, Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352742
Show Author Affiliations
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Ewa Pietka, Univ. of Silesia School of Medicine (Poland)
Fei Cao, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Vicente Gilsanz, Children's Hospital/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3662:
Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Steven C. Horii, Editor(s)

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