A paediatric bone index derived by automated radiogrammetry

  title={A paediatric bone index derived by automated radiogrammetry},
  author={Hans Henrik Thodberg and Rick Robert van Rijn and Takashi Tanaka and David D Martin and Sven Kreiborg},
  booktitle={Osteoporosis International},
Hand radiographs are obtained routinely to determine bone age of children. This paper presents a method that determines a Paediatric Bone Index automatically from such radiographs. The Paediatric Bone Index is designed to have minimal relative standard deviation (7.5%), and the precision is determined to be 1.42%. We present a computerised method to determine bone mass of children based on hand radiographs, including a reference database for normal Caucasian children. Normal Danish subjects (1… CONTINUE READING
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