Advanced digital processing of data from automatic computer analysis of the phalangeal/carpal bones and/or epiphyseal/metaphyseal regions of interest is performed. Then matching of the data with predefined age ranges is digitally obtained.
It has been proven to estimate skeletal maturity more accurately when compared to visual based assessment 1,2.
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- 2. Pietka E, Gertych A, Pospiech S, et al. Computer-assisted bone age assessment: image preprocessing and epiphyseal/metaphyseal ROI extraction. (2001) IEEE transactions on medical imaging. 20 (8): 715-29. doi:10.1109/42.938240 - Pubmed