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Computerized bone analysis of hand radiographs
Author(s): Ewa Pietka; Michael F. McNitt-Gray; Theodore R. Hall M.D.; H. K. Huang
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Paper Abstract

A computerized approach to the problem of skeletal maturity is presented. The analysis of a computed radiography (CR) hand image results in obtaining features, that can be used to assess the skeletal age of pediatric patients. It is performed on a standard left hand radiograph. First, epiphyseal regions of interest (EROI) are located. Then, within each EROI the distals, middles, and proximals are separated. This serves as a basis to locate the extremities of epiphyses and metaphyses. Next, the diameters of epiphyses and metaphyses are calculated. Finally, an epiphyseal diameter and metaphyseal diameter ratio is calculated. A pilot study indicated that these features are sensitive to the changes of the anatomical structure of a growing hand and can be used in the skeletal age assessment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1652, Medical Imaging VI: Image Processing, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59462
Show Author Affiliations
Ewa Pietka, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Michael F. McNitt-Gray, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Theodore R. Hall M.D., UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
H. K. Huang, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1652:
Medical Imaging VI: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew, Editor(s)

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