Ossification center of the infant hip: sonographic and radiographic correlation.

@article{Harcke1986OssificationCO,
  title={Ossification center of the infant hip: sonographic and radiographic correlation.},
  author={Howard Theodore Harcke and Myeong Sub Lee and L Sinning and Nicholas M.P. Clarke and P F Borns and G Dean Macewen},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1986},
  volume={147 2},
  pages={317-21}
}
A new sonographic technique for evaluating the ossification center of the infant's hip allowed identification of the ossific nucleus before it could be visualized radiographically. With this technique, delay in ossification associated with hip pathology can also be recognized. Proper assessment of the size of the ossific nucleus requires scanning in orthogonal planes. Acoustic shadowing causes the growing ossification center to appear curved and may make the medial acetabulum and triradiate… CONTINUE READING