18 July 1999 Digital hand atlas for bone age assessment of children: an application of PACS database
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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.
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H. K. Huang, H. K. Huang, Ewa Pietka, Ewa Pietka, Fei Cao, Fei Cao, Vicente Gilsanz, Vicente Gilsanz, } "Digital hand atlas for bone age assessment of children: an application of PACS database", Proc. SPIE 3662, Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352742; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.352742
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